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

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INDIANAPOLIS — Democratic legislators say a full repeal of Indiana’s new law on religious objections is the only way to stem the widespread criticism rolling over the state.

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said Monday that step 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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Pelath says Republican legislative leaders are in a state of denial if they believe it will be enough to tweak the law with language clarifying it doesn’t allow discrimination.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the measure last week.

Pence defended the law during a television appearance Sunday but refused to directly answer questions about whether it allowed discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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