Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a controversial bill that would've allowed business owners to deny services to gay customers on religious grounds sparked an immediate reaction from Twitter users on both sides of the issue.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, for one, applauded Brewer:
As did gay rights activist and former "Star Trek" star George Takei:
BREAKING: AZ Gov. Jan Brewer has VETOED S.B. 1062, the "Turn Away the Gays" law. So very glad to hear she has lis... pic.twitter.com/m6sdv4no3X— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 27, 2014
But conservatives, like the Center for Arizona Policy's president, criticized Brewer for cowering:
Tony Perkins, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council, denounced Brewer for trampling on "people's religious freedoms":
The divide was captured perfectly in a pair of tweets from major newspapers — the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal — which described the vetoed legislation in distinctly different ways: