Arizona’s state legislature passed a bill this week that allows business owners to deny service to gays and lesbians.
But let’s see them deny that Anderson Cooper just schooled Senator Al Melvin during his appearance on AC 360!
The Senator appeared via satellite on the CNN program to debate SB 1062 - the bill he supported and voted for. According to him, this law will be about protecting “religious freedom” in the Copper State.
But A. Coop had a question: why create a bill protecting citizens' rights to discriminate against gay people when currently there is no law in Arizona protecting gay people from being discriminated against??
Basically, this bill does nothing new, other than spell out just how much the lawmakers of Arizona want to make sure hatred towards gay people stays alive and well in their state.
Anderson told Al: