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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, gay rights supporters Rachel Butas, right, and Jo Jo Halko kiss after learning that Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would allow people to refuse service to LGBT people by asserting their religious beliefs.
With the Arizona Capitol in the background, gay rights supporters Rachel Butas, right, and Jo Jo Halko kiss after learning that Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would allow people to refuse service to LGBT people by asserting their religious beliefs.
(Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Arizona decides some beliefs come at too high a price

A funny thing happened right after Arizona’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a bill that would have allowed businesses to reject gay customers on religious grounds. Three Republican state senators who had voted for the odious law urged Governor Jan Brewer, a fellow conservative Republican, to veto it.