A controversial bill involving protections for business owners with religious objections to serving certain customers has been approved by the Indiana House. Senate Bill 101 also includes provisions for prohibiting legal action against a private employer by applicants and current or former employees. Governor Mike Pence plans to sign the bill, saying it reassures Hoosiers their religious freedoms “are intact.” You can view full bill by clicking here.

Supporters of the “religious freedom restoration” bill say it would help businesses avoid government overreach.

Opponents say the bill allows legalized discrimination.

It still faces a single approval in the Senate before heading to Governor Mike Pence's desk.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

March 23, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement after SB 101, religious freedom, passed the Indiana House 63 to 31 today.

“The legislation, SB 101, is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue. I look forward to signing the bill when it reaches my desk.”

Source: The Office of Governor Mike Pence

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