A growing national movement to boycott Indiana over a “religious freedom” law that opponents say makes discrimination against gays legal has the state’s Republican governor looking to “clarify” its intent.
Thousands marched in Indianapolis Saturday waving “No Hate In Our State” banners as the blowback exploded on social media -- and in the board rooms.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, who is gay, tweeted he was deeply disappointed after Pence signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” last Thursday.
Mark Benioff, CEO of corporate software giant Salesforce.com, announced plans to move jobs out of Indy and stop corporate flights to the state.
Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle, a Republican who gave $150,000 to Pence’s campaign coffers, on Saturday canceled a $40 million expansion of its headquarters in the state.
And basketball great Charles Barkley slammed Pence’s law as “unacceptable” and called for the Easter weekend March Madness Final Four tournament to be moved out of the state.
The Indianapolis Star newspaper says the uproar has Pence facing “the deepest crisis of his political career.”
The governor tweeted Saturday that he’d be going national Sunday morning to defend the RFRA on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”