Framing the Debate

Today Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have explicitly allowed business owners to refuse service to LGBT persons (or anyone, really) if the business owners invoked a religious freedom objection. The bill was obviously and intentionally anti-gay. What was interesting was the way different media outlets framed the issue. For example, the Washington Post, on their website’s front page, wrote the headline as “Brewer vetoes bill denying service to gays”:

Washington Post Headline

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