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Indiana legislature approves religious freedom bill changes

Indiana's General Assembly on Thursday approved revisions to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critic had said targeted gays.

Indiana representatives voted 66-30 and senators 34-16 to approve the changes to the act, which was signed into law last week by Republican Governor Mike Pence.

New Indiana bill will contain language on sexual orientation

A revision to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act will prohibit discrimination of people based on sexual orientation or gender identity, former Indianapolis Mayor and Eli Lilly executive Bart Peterson said at a news conference on Thursday.

Indiana's Republican leadership agreed to rewrite the law after an outcry by business leaders and civil rights groups saying it potentially discriminated against gays and lesbians.



 
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