Mitt Romney To Arizona Gov. Brewer: Veto Of Anti-LGBT Bill “Is Right”

The former Republican presidential candidate urged Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the controversial bill.

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Mitt Romney said Tuesday Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should veto legislation that opponents say would create a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people in the state.

The measure, Senate Bill 1062, is currently pending Brewer’s signature after passing in the Arizona House last Thursday, setting off an avalanche of pressure on Brewer from political figures and businesses to reject it. The bill’s proponents say it would protect religious freedom in the state, but opponents say the law would open the door to widespread discrimination — particularly against the LGBT community.

Romney took to Twitter to publicly oppose the bill, which Brewer has until Saturday to sign or veto. She has not yet said what she intends to do.

Romney joins the state’s two senators — John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans — in using Twitter to urge Brewer to veto the bill.

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