Arizona’s SB 1062, passed by the state legislature but not yet signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, would provide legal protection to people or companies facing discrimination lawsuits if they are acting upon their “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The Arizona Capitol Times provides as an example a widely cited case in which a business refused to provide services for a gay wedding, claiming that same-sex marriage violated their religious beliefs.
The bill has caught the attention of many, as well as celebrities like George Takei and Marlee Matlin.
A Tucson pizzeria has scored big with this sign posted on its doors.
Gov. Brewer has until next Friday to either sign or veto the bill.