I guess the people, or at least the majority of people, in Arizona don't count for much in the eyes of their governor, Asshat Jan Brewer.
See, Ms. Brewer doesn't feel that she was elected by the people of Arizona, but that “God has placed me in this powerful position as Arizona’s governor.” You read it right. God appointed her governor. God. Who apparently can't be bothered with homelessness or war or starvation, can take the time to play a little politics. At least that's what He does in Jan Brewer's mind.
In fact, she is so indebted to God for giving her the job, that she actually uses prayer during her staff meetings, oftentimes stopping the meeting to actually hold a prayer service.
And one of her last prayers the governor and her staff apparently prayed about domestic partnership benefits for same-sex partners of state employees. At that prayer service, Jan Brewer believes God told her to redefine "a ‘dependent,’ canceling the rule change made by [former] Governor Janet Napolitano that allowed domestic partners to receive benefits. Also eliminated are children of domestic partners, full-time students ages 23-24 and disabled adult dependents."
God answered Brewer's prayers and told her to ignore the rights of same-sex couples, the children of domestic partners, whether the partners are gay or straight, and disabled adults. God, in Brewer's world, believes in discrimination. But God has no place in Brewer's world, as an elected official. God does not belong in staff meetings where policy is shaped; God does not belong in politics. That's what we have built our country upon, the idea that on one person's religious beliefs shall trample on the rights of others.
Too bad Jan Brewer's "god" didn't know that.