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Uproar over Indiana religious freedom law shows shift in gay rights fight
Uproar over Indiana religious freedom law shows shift in gay rights fight

In other times, maybe even fairly recently, the religious freedom law signed last week in Indiana could have allowed Republican lawmakers to appeal to their core conservative supporters without attracting much notice from the general public. But the blowback against it that has upended the state's business and political culture offers a vivid example of the unprecedented speed with which public opinion over gay rights has shifted. The change, stunning to public opinion researchers, has been downright befuddling to politicians and left many out of step with their constituents. "Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no," Gov. Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday during...

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