“I screwed up. I’m trying to make it right.”
Sen. Pierce, who had previously been the Arizona State Senate president, now believes that the bill was a mistake and would prefer that the measure be brought up again.
“I would be on board to get it repealed,” he said.
–State Sen. Steve Pierce (R-Theocrat) who now regrets that he sided with the bigots, and voted to codify discrimination.
Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said on Sunday that Brewer should kill the bill which would be detrimental to business.
Kristin Jarnagin, vice president of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, said the unsigned bill has already resulted in cancelled trips to the state
“We have already lost untold amounts of tax dollars due to the negative perception that this legislation attaches to our state’s image, and the bill hasn’t even been signed into law yet,” she said. Her organization wants Brewer to veto the measure, “so that we can put this behind us swiftly and continue the business of welcoming visitors to Arizona.”
Kristin,it is not a negative perception, it is an accurate perception. AZ is not welcoming, what you object to is that now everyone knows it because your legislature pulled back the curtain and showed the world the stuff AZ is made of.
Good luck on damage control on that one.
Apologia: I know that there are many Arizonans that do not subscribe to these phobic and bigoted beliefs and that the out-cry from other places must be painful to endure. Your job is to campaign to make it different. There must be a way.