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Arizona: Business, Religion Law / Brewer / A Discussion #1060802

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Phoenix: Miguel Marquez) The growing backlash to the Arizona proposed law to allow businesses to refuse to serve gays on religious grounds with pretests by the businesses in the state and when Governor Jan Brewer will make a decision on the bill and likely veto it discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [Last night, state senator Al MELVIN - refuses to cite specific acts of discrimination.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper: Phoenix: Randi Kaye) CNN's efforts to get lawmakers to talk about SB 1062 featured; scenes shown of the protesters. [Three POLITICIANS - refuse to answer questions about the bill.] [In interview, state senator Steve YARBROUGH†- promises to try to get the governor to sign the bill.] [Representative Sonny BORRELLI†- gives an example of a business owner's rights.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with NYU law professor Kenji Yushino about the Arizona bill. [YOSHINO - offers his views on Borrelli's example of a gay printer's rights, how Yarbrough previously cited the New Mexico case; comments on the Cooper-Melvin exchange and the actual number of discrimination cases filed in Arizona last year.] [Last night, MELVIN - says no one in Arizona would discriminate.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Arizona state senator Steve Pierce† about the bill. [From Phoenix, PIERCE - explains why he regrets supporting the bill: we made a mistake.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Marquez, Miguel

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