2015 Super Bowl could keep AZ from passing anti-gay measure

By Amy Cherry/Allan Loudell 8:04pm, February 25, 2014 - Updated 9:01pm, February 25, 2014
AZ Governor Jan Brewer (Photo courtesy of Arizona Governor's Office.)
Just one day after Governor Markell said on MSNBC that the NFL should consider taking the Super Bowl 2015 elsewhere if Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer doesn't veto an anti-gay bill that promotes sexual discrimination--now the nation is left wondering will she or won't she?

"It seems to me that if they pass this law, and if she signs it, it would seem to me that the NFL may be looking or maybe should be looking to move the Super Bowl out of that state because there are so many places in the country that are welcoming to everybody," said Markell on MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily.

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Will Governor Markell's remarks have a boomerang effect on Brewer's choice? That's the question WDEL's Allan Loudell posed to Mary Jo Pitzl, state government reporter with the Arizona Republic.

"The common thinking, the conventional thinking over here is that so many people are calling for a veto that it gives the governor the political cover that she would need if she were to veto the bill," said Pitzl.

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If Arizona lost the Super Bowl, it wouldn't be the first time. More than a decade ago, the state lost the big game after voters refused to recognize Martin Luther King Day as a state holiday.

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