Gov. Jan Brewer (photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Gov. Jan Brewer (photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Update: Following Apple’s expression of opposition and much national attention, Governor Brewer has vetoed the bill.


Apple has confirmed an NBC report that the company has urged Arizona State Governer Jan Brewer to veto a highly controversial (to put it mildly) bill that would allow businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

Apple spokeswoman Kristin Hueget confirmed Monday that the company had reached out to Brewer and urged a veto.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, Sen. John McCain and three State Senators who originally voted for the bill are also among those who have joined calls for the veto.

Apple’s sapphire plant, believed to be making screens for the iPhone 6, is located in Mesa, Arizona. The company last year applauded the Supreme Court ruling that banning same-sex marriage in California was unconstitutional.

Can't really improve on George Takei's commentary ...

Can’t really improve on George Takei’s commentary …