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Arizona governor weighs controversial bill

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ARIZONA (WKOW) -- The fate of a controversial bill that would allow business owners in Arizona to deny service to any customer on the basis of personal religious beliefs, rests in the hands of Republican Governor Jan Brewer.

The Arizona legislature passed the bill last week. It would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs to deny service to gays and pardon them from any legal action claiming discrimination.

Many state republicans believe its likely Governor Brewer will veto the bill, which has sparked controversy in Arizona and beyond, especially among proponents of gay rights.

If the bill passes some Fortune 500 companies, like Marriott, American Airlines and Apple, have warned of a potential backlash towards doing business in Arizona. Governor Brewer has until Saturday to make a decision.

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