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What makes Indiana’s religious freedom law different from laws in 19 other states?

Monday, March 30, 2015
More than one thousand of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
The Atlantic dissects Indiana’s controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) that critics say is a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people, but that supporters say is no different that a federal law, and laws in 19 other states. [...]

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Connecticut governor bans state funded travel to Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ law

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order barring state spending on travel to Indiana and any other state enacting legislation that protects religious freedoms but ultimately discriminates against gays and others groups. [...]

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Indiana Democrats: Full repeal of ‘religious freedom’ law is the only answer

Monday, March 30, 2015
Scott Pelath
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says repeal is the only thing that will begin the process of healing the damage done to the state by the outcry over whether it would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals. [...]

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Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new religious freedom law

Monday, March 30, 2015
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. [...]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country’

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on colleagues leading other major companies to take a stand against so-called “religious freedom” legislation similar to one enacted in Indiana. [...]

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‘Indiana: A great place to be a bigot’

Sunday, March 29, 2015
‘Indiana: A great place to be a bigot’
Clip description: "If you love covered bridges and discriminating, book your trip to Indiana today." ("Paid for by the Indiana Board of Terrible People.") [...]

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Pence refuses to answer ‘yes or no’ on Indiana anti-LGBT discrimination – eight times

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
The HRC highlights the eight times that Indiana governor Mike Pence ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions Sunday about the state's religious freedom law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal. [...]

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Indiana governor: ‘We’re not going to change the law’

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it. [...]

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Indiana governor says he didn’t anticipate ‘the hostility that’s been directed at our state’

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Three days after signing legislation widely criticized as a "license to discriminate" against LGBT people, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he didn't anticipate "the hostility that's been directed at our state." [...]

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Angie’s List halts 1,000-job Indiana expansion over anti-LGBT religious freedom law

Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Add Angie's List to the roster of companies, business interests, and civic leaders taking a stand against Indiana's new religious freedom law that critics charge is a "licenses to discriminate" against LGBT people. [...]

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