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Diverse Business Groups Say NO to Arizona SB 1062

On February 24, four leading organizations from the National Business Inclusion Consortium joined together for the first time to defeat a discriminatory state public policy by calling on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1062. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce was joined by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Black Justice Coalition, and United States Business Leadership Network: Disability at Work, in sending a letter to the Governor advocating the veto.

Like many LGBT Americans, the members of the business organizations believe the senate bill is not written to strengthen protections under Arizona law to defend against religious discrimination as purported, but rather to discriminate against a specific segment of the Arizona population and allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people and their families in providing goods and services.

This legislation is so extreme that both of Arizona’s United States Senators, five of its nine members in the U.S. House of Representatives, and three state senators that voted for the bill have now called on Governor Brewer to veto the legislation.

Justin Nelson, the NGLCC President and Co-Founder is calling on community members to call, e-mail or tweet Governor Brewer (@GovBrewer) to veto the Senate Bill 1062 or “educate your spheres of influence and ask your friends and colleagues to join us this effort.”