Thursday, February 20, 2014

Arizona Latino Caucus opposes discriminatory bills HB 2153 and SB 1062

Arizona Latino Caucus opposes discriminatory bills HB 2153 and SB 1062

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Today the Arizona Latino Caucus unanimously decided to oppose HB 2153 and SB 1062, which are identical bills and would allow discrimination against almost anyone under the guise of religious freedom.

Caucus Co-chair Rep. Martín Quezada, D-Phoenix (District 29), released this statement on behalf of the caucus.

“Our Latino community has faced discrimination and intolerance in this state for generations.  We will not sit silent as other communities are being threatened with similar bigotry.

“Today the Latino Caucus took an official position against HB 2153 and SB 1062 because they are simply platforms for extremism. These bills would provide protection for discrimination and should not be allowed to become the law of the land.

“We stand in solidarity with all people who promote fair treatment and equality.”


1 comment:

  1. What more can be said on the "extremism" in Arizona and when is enough really enough? Aren't we destroying the basic fiber and foundation that build this nation with these kind of legislative efforts to propose these changes? Has it now come to dividing communities based on personal preferences about races, sexual orientation, religion and other variances within our society as a 'norm" and acceptable by the law of the land and our Constitution as it is written? I don't think so - this is a wrongful act with a wrongful purpose.