Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Arizona as scheduled.
Barring, you know, a blizzard.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced moments ago that she has vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed discrimination against gay men and women by business owners under the guise of religious freedom.
“It could divide Arizona in ways we can not even imagine, and no one would ever want,” Brewer said in explaining her decision.
Brewer cited that the bill had broad wording, which could have led to unintended consequences. One such consequence could have been the loss of Super Bowl XLIX.
The NFL had issued a statement criticizing the bill in a roundabout way. The league had not ruled out moving the Super Bowl, if the law had been passed.