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Religious freedom bills worry gay rights supporters

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks to the news media after voting in the Republican presidential primary February 28, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona is a winner take all state, with all the delegates from the state going to the winner of the primary. Early voting began in the state February 2, with over 300, 000 votes already cast as of February 27. Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images

The clock is ticking for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. A controversial bill, SB 1062, sits on her desk and she has until the end of the day on Saturday to decide what to do with it.

Opponents of the bill say it would allow businesses to deny service to LGBT people on the basis of the owners' religious beliefs. Arizona isn't alone in considering bills like this. Several other states have tried to pass similar measures, all using the argument of "religious freedom."

For more, we're joined by Jaime Fuller, political reporter at the Washington Post.  

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