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Arizona pulls us back from the brink of bias

RE “ARIZONA governor vetoes religious rights bill” (Page A2, Feb. 27): I am writing to express my great relief on seeing the veto of a bill in Arizona that would have given business owners the right, acting on their religious beliefs, to refuse to serve gays and others. Governor Jan Brewer has saved me so much time and effort.

I was just making a sign for the door of my future shop and, based on my personal religious beliefs, it was going to say no people wearing jewelry with emeralds or other green-colored gemstones, no Jenifers with two Ns, no one without red hair, no one born after 1973, no one too tall or of too average height, no car salesmen named Maurice, no one from above latitude 83 degrees, no one too inclined to eat a lot of mint chocolate chip ice cream — the list goes on, but as you can see, it would have taken up a great deal of my time.

Thank you, Arizona.

Siv Roeder Smith

Topsfield