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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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(AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is headed home after five days in Washington to a state that has become embroiled in a national debate over religious and gay rights because of a bill on her desk.


The Republican governor is expected to arrive in Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon and likely will spend the next day or so pondering Senate Bill 1062 before acting on it. There's widespread speculation that Brewer will veto the legislation, but she hasn't said what she'll do.


The bill allows businesses whose owners cite sincerely held religious beliefs to deny service to gays.


Some Republican senators who pushed the measure through the Legislature are now calling for a veto as well, although they cite "inaccurate" information about what the bill does for igniting a firestorm.


Democrats say that argument doesn't wash and call SB1062 "toxic" legislation that allows discrimination.


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