Indiana Lawmakers Announce Changes To “Religious Freedom’ Law

Posted by | April 2, 2015 10:30 | Filed under: Politics Top Stories

Too bad they didn’t think of these issues in the first place.

The amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act released Thursday prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or United States military service.

A conference committee must discuss the proposed changes to the law, and both the House and the Senate will need to approve them before they can go to Gov. Mike Pence.

Pence called for changes to clarify the law Tuesday in response to an uproar fueled by discrimination concerns.

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4 responses to Indiana Lawmakers Announce Changes To “Religious Freedom’ Law

  1. Foundryman April 2nd, 2015 at 11:02

    “Too bad they didn’t think of these issues in the first place.”…

    Right wing nuts are far to delusional to ever think anyone could be against anything they try to force through. They never expected for a minute this bill would be met with overwhelming resistance.

  2. Apocalypse April 2nd, 2015 at 14:17

    Sounds like a good fix. It think it’s a victory for LGBTs and other minorities.

  3. Dwendt44 April 2nd, 2015 at 15:11

    That will never pass. Wait until they shoot big old holes in it before it passes.

  4. Snick1946 April 3rd, 2015 at 12:40

    From what I hear several amendments to modify it were offered, but nooooo….

    I think a lot of the GOP legislators just wanted to stick it to the LGBT community over the same sex marriage thing and at the same time polish their apple with the religious right. At no time probably did any of them foresee the economic backlash this would unleash. I have enjoyed watching their leaders’ press conferences this week. They all seem stunned like they don’t know what happened.

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