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After Arizona passed SB 1070, the state was heavily criticized, and suffered several boycotts as a result.
In 2014, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had to decide to either veto, sign or let become law a bill that would allow businesses in her state to deny service to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people based on the religious beliefs of the business owner.
Super Bowl XLIX was scheduled for next February 1 (2015) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The NFL has stopped short of saying the game could be moved elsewhere if the legislation becomes law, but the league has moved a Super Bowl out of Arizona before, and the implicit threat floats invisibly but menacingly in the desert sky.
Arizona lost the Super Bowl in the early 90's because the state did not have a Martin Luther King Day.
In 2017, numerous events were cancelled in Indiana due to Mike Pence's "religious freedom" bill.
President Biden said on Wednesday that he would “strongly support” Major League Baseball moving its All-Star Game from Atlanta after the executive director of the players’ union said he was open to discussing such a move after Georgia Republicans passed a law last week to restrict voting access in the state.
“The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports,” Mr. Biden said in an interview on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” the night before Opening Day. “And it’s just not right.”
The All-Star Game is scheduled for July 13 in Atlanta.