Arizona bill was about religious freedom

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - 7:02 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 - 10:00 am

Re "Arizona's gay-refusal bill vetoed" (Page A1, Feb. 27): Despite attempts to slant the story, the bill is clearly not an anti-gay bill. If you read the bill, you will not see the word, gay, in the bill.

The bill simply would have tightened legal standards on imposing damages against a defendant for not providing a service if the business owner claims a religious conviction for not providing the service.

The law appears to be actually subject neutral, but it is about protecting someone's religious conscience.

-- Ed Kaempf, Granite Bay

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