NATION NATION

Backlash to Indiana religion law persists; NCAA, others welcome change

Backlash against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law last week by Gov. Mike Pence, has come from all corners. Critics contend the law could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people based on the owner's religious beliefs. However, new legislation introduced by state lawmakers on Thursday did gain a positive reception from some who had initially criticized the law. Here are some of the people and organizations who have spoken publicly about the law.

COMPANIES

American Airlines

Angie's List

Apple

Gap

Levi Strauss

Salesforce.com

Yelp

SPORTS

Jason Collins

The first openly gay NBA player

Pat Haden

USC athletic director

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA

Cher

Ellen DeGeneres

After lawmakers introduced new legislation to clarify the law, reaction began to hit social media. Here's a glimpse at how organizations and people reacted:

SPORTS

NCAA

ACADEMIA

Indiana University

ORGANIZATIONS

American Civil Liberties Union

Family Research Council

COMPANIES

Salesforce.com

9:50 a.m.: This post was updated with reaction to the new law.

The first version of this post was published at 6:47 a.m.

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times

50°