Indiana Moves to Change 'Religious Freedom' Law

April 3, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a Republican, on Thursday signed legislation to amend the state's "religious freedom" law to say that it doesn't authorize discrimination. State leaders continued to insist that they didn't need to make the change because they said the original law wasn't about discrimination. (This runs counter to the statements made by business owners who sought the law, saying that they did not want to serve gay couples.) Many higher education groups -- some of which have meetings scheduled in the state -- have said that failure to change the law would make it hard for them to schedule future meetings in the state.


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