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Feb 26, 2014 7:04 PM

SB1062 controversy has NFL rethinking Super Bowl option

The Arizona Cardinals and the Super Bowl 49 host committee have voiced their opposition of a proposed law that could lead the NFL to move the super bowl out of Arizona.

The Cardinals and the Super Bowl host committee released a statement Monday opposing Senate Bill 1062.

The so-called "religious freedom bill" recently passed by republicans in the state legislature would allow businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians, based on the business owner's religious beliefs.

The statement says, "What so many love about football is its ability to bring people together. We do not support anything that has the potential to divide, exclude and discriminate."

A statement released by the NFL says, "Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard."

Brewer says she'll announce her decision on the bill Wednesday night.

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