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Indiana’s Governor Signs Bill Allowing Businesses to Reject Gay Customers

posted on March 26, 2015

Eric Bradner of CNN reports that Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law a measure that permits businesses to turn away gay customers on the basis of religious freedom. Many businesses and conventions have threatened to pull out of the state, while the NCAA is concerned about discrimination for its players and fans as Indianapolis is set to host the basketball championships. “This was a measure that frankly, Indiana should have enacted many years ago,” Pence said. “[I]t essentially says, if a government is going to compel you to act in a way that violates your religious beliefs, there has to be a compelling state interest.”

Read at CNN