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Indiana Governor won’t say if he would have signed failed gay rights bill

Democrat John Gregg also officially filed Wednesday to challenge Pence in the November election. Gregg spoke out Tuesday on the inaction on the LGBT discrimination.

“Never has the intolerance of so few hurt the reputation of so many,” Gregg said in a statement. “Until we update Indiana’s civil rights statute our economy and reputation will continue to suffer.”

Indiana faced a backlash last year after it passed a law allowing those who oppose gay rights for religious reasons to withhold services such as providing flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings. The law prompted an uproar that included calls to boycott the state. It was later revised, although the Legislature had wanted to revisit the issue this year.

Local businesses have expressed concern that the failure to pass LGBT protections will hurt the state’s economy.

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