Arizona Senate: Businesses Can Refuse Service To Gays Over Beliefs

(Phoenix, AZ) -- A controversial measure that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay people based on religious beliefs is through the Arizona Senate. Senators voted 17-13 Wednesday to protect business owners in exercising their "sincerely held" beliefs. A similar measure is going to a vote in the House. Opponents of the bill say it opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians.