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Phoenix City Council urges Gov. Brewer to veto SB 1062

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

The Phoenix City Council voted 8 to 1 Tuesday afternoon on a resolution, urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto SB 1062.

Councilman Sal DiCiccio was the only council member to vote that down.

"Basically by not voting this thing down, by saying you don't support it, the religious community, the people of faith have no say, have no value, have no ability to be included in this and they do have a right to be at the table," said DiCiccio.

"Let's be frank.  In many ways, much damage has already been done.  The decision of our legislature to push forward with this bill with the message that it sent to the country and the world that we are an intolerant state is exactly the wrong message to send as we are beginning to overcome, get out from underneath the recession," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

"And I think we want to send a message to the national community that when you come to Phoenix as a tourist or if you bring your business here, you're saying that you support our anti-discrimination ordinance and we want to continue that momentum," said Councilwoman Kate Gallego.

Last March, the city passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that makes it unlawful to deny people employment, housing and public accommodations if they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or disabled.

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