Legal News of the Day: AZ Bill Allows Refusal of Service for Religious Reasons

restaurantsignOn Thursday, Arizona lawmakers approved a bill allowing state business owners to refuse to serve individuals for “religious reasons.”  Critics denounce the law as a state-approved discrimination against LGBT individuals.

The bill will now go to Governor Jan Brewer, who has five days to sign the law.  The voting for the bill took place largely along party lines, and the Arizona House Minority Leader has already released a statement urging Brewer to veto the bill, arguing that it targets the LGBT community and promotes discrimination.