SB1062: Thousands rally against SB1062 at state Capitol

PHOENIX - The first protest against SB1062 was at the state Capitol Thursday night. 

Dozens of people showed up for that one. On Monday, thousands of people took over the Capitol ground, adamant that SB1062 should be vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer. 

They say the bill essentially legalizes discrimination against the gay community. That’s why they carried painted signs and chanted while marching around the Arizona Capitol.

"I am a wedding an event planner, because of that, we produce weddings and it's going to hurt our recreation and tourism industry and it's really scary because it’s what pays my bills," says Cicely Rocha-Miller.

"We have heard over the past 24 hours, Governor Brewer's office has received over 10,000 calls and guys that's because of you!" shouts Quality Arizona President, Rebecca Wininger to a chanting crowd.

"You are proof positive of the adage I believe in which is that the power of the people will always prevail over the people with the power," says Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Fred Duval.

"Remember in November. Veto this bill and actually listen to what we have to say because we actually employ the people in that building," says Ira Bohm-Sanchez, who set up the rally at the state Capitol Monday. 

Bohm-Sanchez says 1,700 people did RSVP for the event on Facebook. 

But, by looking at the crowd, far more people showed up to voice their anger against SB1062.

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