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Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill! Hooray!

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Finally! Some good news out of Arizona!!

The state's Republican lawmakers recently pissed off, well, everyone when they passed Senate Bill 1062, a measure which sought to legally condone many types of discrimination under the guise of protecting religious freedom.

Thankfully, mercifully, Governor Jan Brewer has come to her senses — just moments ago she VETOED that horrible, hateful bill instead of signing it into law!

Did Arizona's Republican governor veto it because the angels on her shoulder begged her to do the right thing? Or did she succumb to the pressure of all the pundits, politicians, and private companies who were calling her state out for passing such a preposterously mean-spirited bill in the first place?

We don't know, but she did tweet this:

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GROSS!! Arizona Passes A DISGUSTING Bill That Gives People A "Right To Discriminate" And Is Now One Step Away From Being A Law!

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This is such a fail, Arizona.

We can't even believe something like would even be proposed, let alone PASSED in 2014.

Arizona has passed a bill basically giving people the "right to discriminate" against others based on their religious beliefs.

Ughhhhhhh, don't we have separation of church and state for a reason?!

Basically, the bill allows people, companies, and religious bodies the right to use their religious beliefs as a legitimate defense in a lawsuit for discrimination.

Aka if someone refused to hire an employee based on the fact that they were, say, gay or even a single mother, the company could defend themselves by saying it was against their religious beliefs to hire said person.

Gross, gross, groooooosssssss.

Republican representative Steve Montenegro defended the law by saying:

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Senate Votes To Outlaw LGBT Discrimination At Work, Passes ENDA! Barack Obama Chimes In, Too!

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What a refreshing first step in the right direction!

Today the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a law which outlaw LGBT discrimination against individuals in the workplace!

This has the makings of a landmark civil rights moment and it could potentially changes the lives of millions for the better, but it's still far too early to celebrate this as a victory.

ENDA passing in the Senate is a HUGE deal, in order for it to become federal law the bill must also be passed by in the House of Representatives.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner has already said he opposes the law and it's very possible he may not even allow a vote.

Yes, this is the same John Boehner who recently orchestrated the catastrophic government shutdown.

President Barack Obama cast support for the bill today on Twitter.

He said:

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Barneys Apologizes To Jay Z For Racial Profiling "Distraction"

Barneys apologizes to Jay Z after their stores are accused of racial profiling!

Jay Z has been feeling all sorts of pressure to cut ties with Barneys after multiple instances of racial profiling by the retailer have come to light.

However, Hova isn’t ready to kill his holiday collection yet since it will only hurt the beneficiaries of his charity.

After the rapper released his own statement about the matter over the weekend, Barneys CEO Mark Lee responded to Jay and apologized for the trouble.

He said:

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Jay Z Asked To End Barneys Partnership After Department Store Is Accused Of Racial Profiling!

Barneys is being accused of racial profiling by Jay Z fans, and they've created a petition to end his partnership with the store!

Ugh, racial profiling is SO not fashionable!

Barneys of all retailers should know that, and yet multiple reports have surfaced of black customers being arrested for buying expensive merchandise when security and staff think they don’t look like "Barneys shoppers".

The situation has sparked so much outrage that one Jay Z fan has launched a petition asking the rapper to sever ties with department store before launching his holiday collection!

Derick Bowers wrote on his Change.org petition titled "Shawn Carter aka Jay Z: End all partnerships with Barneys New York":

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Naomi Campbell & Iman Call Out Designers For Runway Racism

Naomi Campbell and Iman have formed a coalition that singles out designers who don't use diverse models!

As we all know, discrimination has been a historically long-winded battle that’s still being fought today.

Amongst countless others, Miss America had to face it, Oprah Winfrey experienced it, and now the mostly white runways of fashion week have come under major scrutiny for their lack of diversity (see above pic).

Luckily the fight to end racism in the fashion world has some of the seksiest models ever as spokespeople: Naomi Campbell and Iman!

The two icons have joined forces with former model agent Bethann Hardison to form the Diversity Coalition, in hopes of raising awareness about the issues.

Iman made an accurate statement on the matter, saying:

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Paula Deen WINS Racial Discrimination Lawsuit! Find Out How HERE!

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Holy WHAAA?!?

Paula Deen has just gotten what she's wanted for months now, even though the damage is already done…

A judge has just thrown out the racial discrimination lawsuit that former employee Lisa Jackson, who is white, filed against her because

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