Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer is almost certainly expected to veto the bill, which should render the bill dead; however, SB1062 still could get potentially passed via a veto override of 2/3rds of both the House and Senate of that state.
Tim Peacock at Peacock Panache:
Should non-religious businesses operating in the private market be forced to serve the public regardless of race, religion, veteran status, disability, etc.? That's the issue conservative radio host Dana Loesch addressed on Twitter last night as she discussed Arizona's controversial SB 1062 - deemed the 'license to discriminate' act. Despite massive conservative resistance to the legislation, the ever-controversial Loesch still seems to believe (and promote) the concept that business owners should be able to refuse service not just to LGBT people, but to anyone they want.
Over the course of several tweets to her official Twitter account last night, she laid out her argument stating at one point that it is "Truly shocking how many people think that the government has the right to force another person to use their talents for state decree." She continued, "I'd support the right of a gay baker to refuse the Westboro cult a cake. Their labor, their choice. This is freedom."
As most people are aware, the latter would be in violation of Title II of the Civil Rights Act's prohibition on religious discrimination in places of public accommodation; but that's the point of her hyperbolic argument though. By taking the idea of being allowed to refuse service to its absolute extreme, Loesch hopes her attempts to attack the civil rights of everyday LGBT citizens in Arizona won't seem crass and overstated. She wants to seem like the hero in defending the very same arguments used by Jim Crow era segregationists.
This is not surprising, given her anti-LGBTQ animus that she has displayed in the past.
Joe Jervis at Joe.My.God.: