Monday, March 30, 2015
Indiana to Clarify 'Religious Freedom' Law
The backlash of Indiana's passed law to prevent government from getting involved in situations where discrimination in the name of "deeply held religious beliefs" occurs has already hit the state. Businesses and civil rights groups have been withdrawing investments and promoting boycotting of the state. Although the language does not explicitly target LGBT people, there is no law in the state protecting them from discrimination, either.
The state and supporters of the law say it mirrors existing federal religious protections. They claim that it doesn't pick on gays. But opponents claim it does open the door to refuse gays, as well as anyone really, in the name of religion.