Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Bill That Guarantees Freedom Of Religion

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has vetoed Senate Bill 1288. The bill would prevent professional licenses from being suspended based on the holder’s religious or moral beliefs.

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The bill was passed by Arizona lawmakers, but has been vetoed by the Governor.

From Senate Bill 1288:

“…Government shall not deny, suspend or revoke a professional occupational license, certificate or registration based on a person’s refusal to affirm a statement that is contrary to the person’s sincerely held moral or religious belief, regardless of whether those beliefs are specifically espoused by a recognized church or religious body…”