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Why Indiana lawmakers want to clarify religious freedom law
Why Indiana lawmakers want to clarify religious freedom law

Indiana legislative leaders on Monday said they will pass language to clarify that a new state law does not discriminate against gays and lesbians. The legislative fix comes amid a flurry of protests and threats by businesses and conventions to boycott the state. Here is a guide to understanding the issue that is a political window into the changing nature of gay rights. What happened in Indiana? Gov. Mike Pence, a conservative Republican, last week signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act designed to “help protect churches, Christian businesses and individuals from those who want to punish them because of their biblical beliefs,” he said. Twenty states have similar laws,...

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