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Arizona Super Bowl safe as 1062 bill vetoed by Governor

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After two days of inaction, the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has vetoed the much protested Senate bill 1062.

The bill, if it had been passed into law would have given business owners the right to refuse service to anyone based on their religious beliefs.

This not only worried the local teams and pundits but also put next years Super Bowl in jeopardy.

The implication of the refusal of service could have been discriminatory not just to religious people but to LGBT and Gay rights groups, in a time where homosexuality is finally being embraced by sport.

The NFL, who was also joined in their concern for the bill by the MLB, could have pulled the Super Bowl out of Arizona for 2015, leaving a massive economic hole for the state.

The league had refused to comment but solidified its message and mission to fight discrimination of any kind and promote tolerance.

Governor Brewer, who bowed to pressure against this Republican-led bill, maintained the she did what was right for Arizona, saying: "I call them as I see them, despite the cheers or the boos from the crowd"

If she had not vetoed the bill by Saturday, it would have been automatically passed in to law and seen as a backwards step for the state in the current American social climate.

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