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Apple, Other Businesses Pressure Arizona Governor to Veto Anti-Gay Bill

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Big business isn’t clapping

In case you missed it, last week the Arizona state House and Senate passed Senate Bill 1062, a law ostensibly promoting religious freedom that would allow businesses to deny service to basically any type of customer (read: gay) as long as they could claim that said service “substantially burdens their exercise of religion”. Tricky language, that.

Certain smart businesses have used the law as an opportunity to win attention and now several far bigger names including Apple, Marriott and American Airlines have weighed in, urging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.

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Panel: Arizona Should Hire PR Firm To Counter Immigration Bill Fallout

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Arizona continues to deal with fallout from the passage of its new immigration bill, SB 1070. The bill, which goes into effect July 29, makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally.

Now, the state is considering spending up to $280,000 on PR to counteract bad press.

A tourism “task force” recommended to Gov. Jan Brewer this week that the state, “hire a public-relations firm to develop and disseminate a fact sheet on the law,” according to the Arizona Republic.

President Obama gave a speech on immigration reform today, and referred to the Arizona law as, “a source of fresh contention.”

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