SB 1062 Veto March Planned for Today

A march at the state Capitol in protest of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062 is taking place later today.

There already have been protests against the "religious freedom" bill in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, but several local groups have been trying to get people out to the Capitol today for a large protest.

This protest is being organized by Human and Equal Rights Organizers (HERO), a Phoenix LGBT advocacy group.

The protesters will be joining businessman, politicians, and countless other citizens in calling on Governor Jan Brewer to veto the legislation, which would expand the rights of businesses to make exercise-of-religion claims in court. Many people believe this is a way to discriminate against LGBT people, since they're not a protected class of people under Arizona law.

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