Hillary Clinton lauds veto of Ariz. anti-gay bill

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Associated Press

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 10:33 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is lauding Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights.

The former secretary of state and New York senator told thousands of students, faculty and guests at the University of Miami on Wednesday that Brewer's rejection of "discriminatory legislation" recognized that "inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about."

The Republican bill was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.

Clinton has been traveling the country giving speeches at various trade industry events while considering another presidential campaign. The former first lady expects to make a decision whether to run later this year.

Her remarks came before an address in which she called for greater civic participation in the country.

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