The state of Indiana had a particularly crazy week in lawmaking


While we were all tallying up all the bonkers things happening in Florida, Indiana had a pretty crazy week of lawmaking. Look at what’s happening in the Hoosier state:

“Religious Freedom” law would basically allow anti-gay discrimination

Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act law on on Thursday, shrugging off concerns that the legislation — which could allow business owners not to serve customers with whom they have a beef over religion — is discriminating. He called that interpretation a “misunderstanding.”  The Indianapolis Star reports the governor said “this bill is not about discrimination… and if I thought it legalized discrimination I would have vetoed it.” Critics see the law as another attempt to strip LGBT residents of their rights, following a legal tussle over gay marriage in the state last year.

Freedom Indiana, a group which fought vehemently against the legislation, said in reaction to the law’s passing that “this…

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