Arizona lawmakers approve conservative bill allowing religious people to deny service to gays

  • Article by: BOB CHRISTIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 20, 2014 - 8:45 PM

PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

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