Monday, February 24, 2014
passed a bill that allows businesses to not serve customers based on "religious belief." For "customers," read "gays." Go figure how they square this blatant bigotry with equal protection under the law. State Senate Democratic Leader Anna Tovar correctly said, "SB 1062 permits discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. With the express consent of Republicans in this Legislature, many Arizonans will find themselves members of a separate and unequal class under this law because of their sexual orientation." The bill awaits the decision of Gov. Jan Brewer (R). In the meanwhile, kudos to Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson for displaying the sign, "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators." On their Facebook page, the pizzeria stated, "Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days."