A disgusting bill disguising itself as a bill protecting religious freedom has been passed in Arizona. It does what hate mongers have been doing in this country for years: uses religion as an excuse for hatred and discrimination. The bill allows anyone to deny customers based on their sexual orientation, much like the “whites only” businesses of America’s seleafandcoreated past. History repeats itself, but one would think that more people would at least learn from it. Arizona is, once again, on the wrong side of history with this bill, and now that Apple’s doing business in the state, they don’t want their presence there to reflect poorly on the company. They’ve asked governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill, but seeing the legislation that’ some from this state, that’s hard to imagine. Apple has always been very welcoming of all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender. Apple actively wants to support equality in this country, and they certainly don’t want to be seen as a company that chooses to do business in a state that’s trying to bring back seleafandcoreation.
Jan Brewer shot the bill down with a veto. Rejoice!