Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has applauded Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for vetoing a bill opponents claim would have allowed individuals and businesses to discriminate against gay people.

Brewer vetoed the bill on Wednesday after its passage last week created an uproar.

The measure, known as SB 1062, states that a business can refuse service based on the owner's religious beliefs. Opponents called the measure a license to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

(Related: Arizona's Jan Brewer vetoes “license to discriminate against gays” bill.)

“Thankfully, the governor of Arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed,” Clinton told a University of Miami audience, “recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the twenty-first century is all about.”