On Friday, protesters marched against Arizona Senate Bill 1062, which would allow businesses to refuse service to patrons due to religious beliefs. The bill has been passed by the Arizona Legislature and awaits Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision.
Photo 1: The protest march is led by a group of young people holding a sign that says “Bash Back.” Protesters marched from Fourth Avenue to the governor’s office on Congress Street and Granada Avenue.
Photo 2: Tucson community members gather at the local Wingspan to protest S.B. 1062. They marched through downtown Tucson toward the governor’s office on Congress Street and Granada Avenue yelling “Veto!” and “S.B. 1062, it’s bad for me and it’s bad for you!”
Photo 3: At the S.B. 1062 protest on Friday afternoon, House Rep. Demion Clinco (D-District 2), the only openly homosexual representative from Arizona, shared his opposition for the bill.
Photo 4: At the protest, House Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9) shares his reasons for opposing S.B. 1062, calling it uncivil and discriminatory.
Photo 5: Kristen Birner (center), a member of the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, protests S.B. 1062 in front of the governor’s office with her partner (right).
Photo 6: Tucson community members gather at the local Wingspan to protest S.B. 1062, then march through downtown Tucson towards the governor’s office. The march was organized by Wingspan, a nonprofit community center dedicated to protecting LGBT rights.
Photo 7: A woman at the march holds a sign reading, “Discrimination cloaked in your religious freedom is still discrimination!”