Arizona Senator John McCain on Tuesday
urged Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill opponents say would
allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against gays.
Appearing on CNN's New Day,
McCain told host Chris Cuomo that the law was not needed.
Gov. Jan Brewer will reportedly veto bill allowing businesses to
“The gay community in general is not
a protected class in Arizona law, is not a protected class under
federal law. Why do you need this law?” Cuomo asked.
“I don't think we do,” McCain
answered. “And unfortunately it hurts the image of our state, just
as a couple of years ago our other law SB 1070 that you're familiar
“This is going to hurt the state of
Arizona's economy and frankly our image,” he added. “So, I hope
that the governor of Arizona will veto this.” (The video is
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behind Arizona bill insists it's “not about discrimination.”)