Arizona Legislature OKs Religion Bill; On Way to Gov. Brewer

Alia Beard Rau of The Arizona Republic reports, “The Arizona Legislature has passed a controversial religion bill that is again thrusting Arizona into the national spotlight in a debate over discrimination.” Beard Rau continues, “Proponents say the bill would, for example, protect a wedding photographer who declined to take photos of a same-sex couple’s commitment ceremony due to the photographer’s religious beliefs … But opponents say it could also protect a corporation that refused to hire anyone who wasn’t Christian and could block members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from access to nearly any business or service.”

Read at The Arizona Republic

© 2011 Religion & Politics