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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer meeting with President Barack Obama in June 2010Arizona Governor Jan Brewer meeting with President Barack Obama in June 2010By: The White House
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  • The Arizona State Senate voted along party lines on a bill that would sanction a private individuals and businesses the right to refuse service to any customer that violates their religious beliefs. The bill, which is widely viewed as giving legal permission for people to refuse service to gay and lesbian individuals, was quickly passed by the State House and now heads to Governor Jan Brewer. vetoed a similar piece of legislation last year.
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is under intense scrutiny after it was revealed that her Administration ignored over 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. The Governor took personal credit last year when she claimed that the Arizona Child Protective Services overhauled its outdated system to prioritize urgent calls, but what seemed to have happened is that the state just closed thousands of reports without ever investigating them.
  • Jack Husted, who recently resigned as Arizona Game and Fish Commission chairman, has found himself the subject of multiple sexual harassment allegations. Mr. Husted is accused of inappropriate suggestive comments and giving "surprise hugs" to female employees. When asked to respond to the allegations surrounding his actions, Mr. Husted claimed that he was just "a man from rural Arizona where a handshake and a hug and the trading of a joke are part of normal human contact."
  • Arizona's abortion law "The Mother's Health and Safety Act" passed, banning abortion after 20 weeks of gestation. On top of that, the law defines gestational age as beginning on the first day of a woman's period, rather than at fertilization. So in practice, that means the state has banned abortions after about 18 weeks (20 weeks from the last menstruation) except in the case of medical emergencies, making Arizona the strictest state on abortions. Also, making Arizona the state claiming that life starts 2 weeks before anywhere else in the country as agreed upon by the state. The law also requires ultrasounds before abortions and that medical providers must have hospital privileges within 30 miles of where the procedure takes place, which is unlikely in most places in Arizona.
  • Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, disrespectfully pointed her finger in President Obama's face as he walked across the tarmac after landing in Phoenix, AZ. Brewer, in a threatening manner, said "You have ONE more year!"
  • Brewer was suspected being under the influence of alcohol when she was involved in a car accident in 1988. Brewer was suppose to be taken to the police station to undergo a blood alcohol test. Instead she was driven home by two officers. The DPS, after learning that Brewer was a state senator, told her that she had immunity from arrest. No charges were filed in the case.
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