McCain Praises Brewer Veto Of Anti-Gay Bill

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February 26, 2014 8:12 p.m.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) praised Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) for vetoing a controversial anti-gay bill on Wednesday.

“I appreciate the decision made by Governor Brewer to veto this legislation,” McCain said in a statement released shortly after Brewer announced her veto. “I hope that we can now move on from this controversy and assure the American people that everyone is welcome to live, work and enjoy our beautiful State of Arizona.”

McCain’s was one of the first responses from national lawmakers after Brewer said she had vetoed the bill.

A wide range of national Republicans had urged Brewer to block the legislation, SB 1062, which would have allowed business owners to refuse to service LGBT customers if they had religious objections.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) also said he was glad Brewer vetoed the bill.

This post was updated.

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