Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday told his listeners that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was “being bullied by the homosexual lobby” to veto a bill opponents say would allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against gay people.

The measure, titled SB 1062, created an uproar after it cleared the House and Senate late last week.

A Brewer spokesperson on Tuesday denied reports that she had decided to veto the measure, which states that individuals and businesses can refuse service based on their religious beliefs.

“The governor of Arizona is being bullied,” Limbaugh said. “She is being bullied by the homosexual lobby in Arizona and elsewhere. She is being bullied by the nationwide Drive-By Media. She is being bullied by certain elements of corporate America in order to advance the gay agenda. I guess in that circumstance, bullying is admirable. In fact, this kind of bullying is honorable.”

He described the furor surrounding the measure as a media “soap opera.”

(Related: Ken Cuccinelli: I would sign Arizona anti-gay bill.)

(Listen to the entire segment.)