PHOENIX, ARIZONA (22 February 2014) — The Downtown Phoenix Podcast released this statement on SB1062:
“The Downtown Phoenix Podcast is opposed to SB1062, legislation that we feel discriminates against our friends, colleagues, and neighbors in the LGBTQ community. We have conveyed to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer our opposition to this legislation and our hopes that she will veto it.
As we see it, cities are at their best when the laws overseeing that city promote equality for all instead of discriminate against some.
Last year, the City of Phoenix passed an LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance at what we felt was an unnecessarily contentious meeting of the Phoenix City Council. The ill effects that were promised by the opponents of non-discrimination? They didn’t happen; instead, Phoenix was celebrated by many groups for its efforts to promote equality.
We call upon our Mayor and Council — and the Mayors and members of City Councils of all of Arizona’s cities — to urge the Governor and State Legislature to stop this bad legislation from advancing any further.”