Arizona lawmakers are pushing a law that would enable businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbians due to “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The Economist explains why the law is even more idiotic than it sounds.

+ It’s looking like Arizona Gov Jan Brewer will veto the bill, in part because the state needs to establish that it loves the Super Bowl more than it fears gays.

+ Meanwhile, in Georgia, a bill moving through the “House of Representatives would allow business owners who believe homosexuality is a sin to openly discriminate against gay Americans by denying them employment or banning them from restaurants and hotels.”

+ Uganda has just enacted extremely antigay laws. Does that legislation have its roots in America?