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The tech giant had to threaten the State of Arizona that if the latter brings in an anti-gay bill Apple will move its glass manufacturing plant elsewhere. It seems that the Republican governor Jan Brewer had a plan to save the world by allowing businesses to discriminate against gays on religious grounds. Apparently, it is what Jesus would have wanted.
Although the bill in question passed, Brewer is currently facing pressure to drop it, as it is deemed illegal, “state-sanctioned discrimination” and proof that Arizona is almost as backward and retarded as Florida.
Now Apple and a number of other international companies issue letters and make some phone calls telling everyone that Arizona would take a financial hit if the anti-gay bill passed. For example, Apple was ready to launch a large new glass manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona, but now says that it won’t do so if the bill goes ahead. The company can be understood – who wants to see their employees banned from a local restaurant?
In addition, the Marriot hotel chain also claimed that the measure “would have profound negative impacts on the hospitality industry of the state and on Arizona’s overall economic climate for years to come”.
Finally, a couple of the state’s senators (both Republican) also weighed in on Twitter, asking for a veto. In the meantime, other Republican Arizona state lawmakers preferred to change sides, after they realized that being anti-gay probably may not get them as many votes as they thought before, but rather hack off their corporate sponsors.
As a result, 3 state senators, who initially voted in favor of the law, changed their mind and claimed that the proposal had been mistakenly approved in haste and would cause “immeasurable harm” to the state’s national image (or already did). The Republican governor Jan Brewer replied that she has time to make a decision on whether or not to sign or veto.
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014
|Hold up there big boy. I lived in Florida for 14 years and there was no "anti gay" legislation when I was there and Florida is in no way retarded, so where did that crap statement come from Sam?????|
First weekend in June, Orlando becomes the gay capital of the world. Now the southern baptists don't like that but they don't like much anyway.
|This article is way behind...Brewer never supported the law - she even made it known that she would veto it if it passed - and has since vetoed it. Sounds like the news 'source' that SaM got the article from is a raging Arizona-hater and continues to beat the war drums against Arizona.|
|I guess it's okay to call people retarded now?? lol|
|sam, is not the first time u write bias articles..anyhow u r funny mate..your credibility i cant say that reaches to the skies:)|
|I'm from Az and this article is total BS; again love how people can twist things to fit their agenda. The law itself in no way had anti gay verbiage in the bill; it was to protect to people from being sued for their right of freedom of religion. For example in another state a professional photographer refused to do a gay marriage so they sued him for discrimination. Again the bill was vetoed and this is some old ass news; I love Az and will never leave.... What other state/country can I have my MMJ(Medical Marijuana)soon to be legalized, carry a concealed weapon with a high cap mag 15+ without a CCW(Permit), and it not be federaly registered and be %100 legal.|
|posted by (2014-03-07 00:01:23)|
|^ If the love of your home state is based on your ability to secretly carry your big, tough gun and a "high cap mag 15+", perhaps the retard comment would have been a bit more fitting toward you.|
|Bring in and anti religion law.And they'll|
set us all the freak free,from the moron concept's
created way back in the real age of retard's.
|Hobart its easy to offend people hiding there in the secrecy of your computer.pussies like you disgust me|
|posted by (2014-03-07 02:51:08)|
|I'm getting tired of reading this misinterpreted crap. Who writes this totally inaccurate and biased articles? The title implies the exact opposite of what the article says.|
|posted by (2014-03-07 11:35:00)|
|OMG Broke Back Apple.....|
|Apple can go and f..themselves. .threatening huh?? Maybe they forget one thing. .we are the majority. .what if we boycott their shit? Come people lets smarten up|
|posted by (2014-03-07 19:12:29)|
|Number 11 lol|
|Shame on Apple! I lost interest in Apple when they moved their manufactures to China. Many American workers lost|
their jobs. Stop giving China free access to destroy our domestic US economy. No Child Left Act Behind has left
all of us behind.
Apple faces increased scrutiny for hiring foreign firms
to manufacture its products overseas
|posted by (2014-03-08 09:15:40)|
|I to am a Floridian and I Find this article to be completely absurd. Who ever "Sam" is needs to come to my state and speak that bullshit. Sure we tend to have some issues with voting. However when it comes to gay rights, Florida has never and will never put into law something like that shit they voted on in Arizona. Sam please be lucky this is the internet, its the only place your kind of filth can exist with out getting its face pounded in. Oh yes and for the record. I dont give a good god damn what god you pray to, what color your skin is, or where you like things stuck. This law was worded so vaguely it made all those internet censorship laws look meek.|
|posted by (2014-03-08 21:44:08)|
|If you find anything wrong with someone by what it says in the Bible and that someone regrets that you can judge someone like an animal abuse . So if my country has all kinds of ethnicities with thoughts of being free before God and respect laws may either be the same for a good well -being of the country forever. Now if for some reason like to request approve marijuana law by security communities could create newborns addicted to marijuana ! How to control the addiction and the war of drug dealers ? If forever was known that a state or country is not exempt from any natural disasters , protests and all the public service pay to have a pro- environmental health and education ; Why independent and separated without studying for only depend on international debt which it could cause a bad atmosphere for the best if it's a clean and clear fresh air is the best. if only it were to speak diferent ? etc. .. A Hispanic is faster up of a turtle to excel in their own government ? Cold be fished with a pc and the rest makes me feel smart as linux and until now I never reached for an apple computer but if a stick android ....|
|@TheChiv, who cares if you're an Floridian living in|
a backward and retarded state where innocent people
get shot just for walking in the streets at night.
First, SaM don't write the stories, he just post them
you dumb moron. Second, every US citizen have a right
to work without being discriminated against. I guess
Apple be paying everyone off under the table.
Get the Truth on the 'poor,innocent' Black thug ,Trayvon Martin, here before being a sheep and zombie of the corrupt media playing on race politics:
|posted by (2014-03-09 22:35:42)|
|@Carjacker, what does Trayvon Martin have to do with this article??!!|
I was answering ZerlindaX's comment of
"who cares if you're an Floridian living in a backward and retarded state where innocent people get shot just for walking in the streets at night."
I took it to referring to Trayvon Martin.
I know of no other situation that had national attention of a so-called 'innocent' getting shot walking home at night,so assumed, I believe rightly, that he is referring to the Trayvon incident.
I simply made a reply and pointed him to one of many news articles regarding the 'truths' behind the situation.
|The rotten Apple hasn't fallen far from the corrupt sodomite tree.|
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that any nation, company or belief system that calls sodomy a "virtue" will destroy itself.
Thank you, LORD Jesus, for protecting 78 nations from accepting the sodomite lie. May our nation repent and believe Your truth that such wickedness shall receive its due recompense from Your mighty Hand.
|posted by (2014-03-11 12:49:22)|
|antigay law lol...love it and bring it on|
|I am of an opinion that what you do in your bedroom is your business, but gay organizations /not necessarily regular gays and lesbians/ want to push their lifestyle in our throats /pun not intended/. they look for situations like described above wedding and photo stuff to show the remaining huge majority of people that in present situation they are a political power everybody must bow to /in the past it was church now it is gays and islam|
|First, this isn't a political issue. It's a human rights issue.|
Second, Apple has long advocated for better working conditions, non discriminatory labour practices and other causes such as Project Red.
Finally, Apple has a personal stake (personnel?) in this. If some of their AZ employees happen to be gay, Apple risks losing them because of this intolerance.
Heck, I'm straight and I wouldn't want to live in a place with that law.
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