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CLIP: Indiana Religious Freedom Law

AIR DATE: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sam Baker talked about his piece in the National Journal on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which received backlash after it was signed into law in March 2015 by Governor Mike Pence (R).




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    Tony Cook spoke by phone about the backlash toward Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and efforts by Governor Mike Pence (R) and the state legislature to clarify the law.
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    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) spoke to reporters about the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which he signed into law the previous week. He asked the state legislature to pass a clarification to the law that “makes it clear” that the law does not give businesses the right to deny services to anyone. He blamed criticism that the law would allow discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens on inaccurate reporting. 
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  • Sam Baker
    National Journal
    Staff Correspondent
KEYWORDS: Civil Liberties, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Freedom of Religion, Civil Rights, Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence, Discrimination