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Arizona 'anti-gay' bill vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer

27 February 2014 Last updated at 23:17 GMT

A controversial Arizona bill which would have allowed businesses with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gay people has been vetoed by the state's conservative governor.

Jan Brewer said the "broad wording" of the bill could have "unintended and negative consequences".

Those who backed the bill had said it was not about discrimination but "allowing people their constitutional right" to their religious beliefs.

Alastair Leithead reports from Pheonix.