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┬áprofessional┬álicenses from being suspended based on the holder’s religious or moral beliefs.

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…”