On the verge of opening a major production facility in Arizona, Apple on Tuesday called on Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill which opponents say would allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against gay people.

Apple is among the growing chorus of business leaders opposed to SB 1062, which states that individuals and businesses can refuse service based on their religious beliefs.

A Brewer spokesperson on Tuesday denied reports that she had decided to veto the bill.

Marriott, American Airlines and Petsmart are among the companies speaking out against the measure.

(Related: Petsmart CEO David Lenhardt urges Gov. Jan Brewer to veto anti-gay bill.)

According to the Arizona Capitol Times, Apple, which is about to open a major Sapphire glass plant in the state, directly called the governor's office to discuss the issue.

(Related: Tim Cook endorses ENDA in accepting achievement award from Auburn.)