Friday, February 21, 2014
Christine Jones, who you might remember from her singing tribute to Joe Arpaio, has made her statement on SB 1062, which seems to be "I'm fine with laws against gays, but this isn't the best timing because economy."
I support protecting the First Amendment and believe that government must not dictate to private business owners or professionals that they must violate their long-held religious convictions. To the extent SB 1062 strives to affirm that fundamental truth, I agree. However, I strongly urge the state legislature, and its leadership, to focus its time and energy on policy development that will help stimulate Arizona's economy, lay a foundation for job creation, and improve Arizona's reputation on the national and international stage. SB 1062 will simply be used to caricature our state and hurt our economic growth and should, for that reason, be withdrawn.
UPDATE: Ken Bennett is also against the bill, calling it "divisive":
Meanwhile, according to Brahm Resnick, Doug Ducey can't take a position, because he hasn't read the bill.