Thursday, February 27, 2014

I Applaud Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Decision to Veto Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a controversial bill that had passed a few days previously, which would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gay people, on the basis of religious beliefs.

Whilst I have rarely agreed with Governor Brewer in the past, I applaud her decision this time.

The bill was just morally unacceptable, in my opinion. There are absolutely no religious beliefs that require a person to refuse to serve gay people that I am aware of. There are people with religious beliefs that oppose gay weddings being held in their church, but no country in the world has made that kind of 'service' compulsory for any church to offer to anyone in the first place.

Therefore, let me put it bluntly - the bill was all about being mean to gay people, in my opinion. It's not acceptable to me morally, and I believe it's not acceptable to many people morally. If this doesn't deserve a veto, I don't know what does.