The Phoenix City Council calls for Gov. Brewer to veto SB 1062


The Phoenix City Council passed a resolution with a vote of 8-1, supporting a veto of SB 1062, the so-called religious freedom bill that would allow Arizona institutions to legally discriminate based on religious beliefs. The Phoenix City Council expressed many concerns about SB 1062, especially the concern that the bill would overrule the protections Phoenix provided the LGBT community last year through a city ordinance.

Their announcement follows Governor Brewer’s statement that she will “do the right thing for Arizona.” We know that not allowing legal discrimination against LGBT Arizonans is the right path for our state, and we are stand with the growing list of opposition that is asking Governor Brewer to veto this harmful and divisive bill.

The Phoenix City Council joins city leadership from across the state who have asked Governor Brewer to veto SB 1062, including Senator John McCain, Mayor Greg Stanton, and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. Why Marriage Matters Arizona is thankful for their dedication to defeating SB 1062, and we commend their commitment to protecting LGBT Arizonans and their families.

The governor has until Friday to veto the bill — and we are ramping up our efforts urging her to do so. CLICK HERE to ask her to veto SB 1062 now.