Jobs’ Mob has threatened the State of Arizona that if it brings in an anti-gay law it will take its glass manufacturing plant elsewhere.
The Republican governor Jan Brewer had a cunning plan to save the world by allowing companies to discriminate against gays on religious grounds would be bad for business. Apparently, it is what Jesus would have wanted.
The bill passed, but Brewer is facing pressure to drop it because it is illegal, “state-sanctioned discrimination” and proof that the state is almost as backward and retarded as Florida.
Now Jobs’ Mob and a few big-name firms issued letters and made phone calls to Brewer on Monday telling her the state would take a financial hit if the law passed.
Apple was about to open a large new glass manufacturing plant in Mesa, in Arizona and has implied that it will not do so if the law goes ahead. After all there is nothing worse than having your chief executive banned from a local restaurant when he is visiting the plant.
The Marriot hotel chain has said that the measure “would have profound negative impacts on the hospitality industry on the Arizona and on the state’s overall economic climate for years to come”.
The state’s two US Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republican, also weighed in on Twitter, asking for a veto.
Other Republican Arizona state lawmakers have changed sides, seeing that being anti-gay probably was not going to get them as many votes as they thought and will hack off their corporate sponsors.
Apparently three state senators, who initially voted in favour of the measure, said in a letter to Brewer that the proposal had been mistakenly approved in haste and had already caused “immeasurable harm” to Arizona’s national image.
Brewer said she has plenty of time,to make a decision on whether or not to sign or veto the bill. She has until Friday.