In an era of growing public acceptance of same-sex marriage, few Americans say they’d like to live in a state that makes it more difficult for gay and lesbian couples to wed -- a sentiment that business leaders have factored into an emerging political activism.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service based on their own religious beliefs, rejecting a measure opponents said would allow discrimination against gays.
Companies from Apple Inc. to American Airlines Group Inc. called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses to refuse service on religious grounds, a measure that opponents say is meant to allow discrimination against gays.
Republican Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona scored a hard-fought victory against her party’s legislative leaders after winning passage of her plan to expand Medicaid to cover about 300,000 more residents.
Arizona got snubbed by Apple Inc. in 2012 when the iPhone maker picked Texas to build a new operations hub. Scott Smith, the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, was determined to keep history from repeating itself.