Progressive organizations provided information on the loosely-worded law, explaining how it only allows rights to be deprived instead of protected. National organizations, ranging from academic to athletic, have spoken against it.
This opposition isn’t coming from liberal progressives alone, however.
Bill Oesterle, the CEO of Angie’s List, publicly stated that he was negating a previously-approved plan to expand his company’s headquarters in Indianapolis.
Angie's List is open to all and discriminates against none, and we are hugely disappointed in what this bill represents.
Daniels isn’t any middle-of-the-road Republican, either. A former Big Pharma executive and Bush appointee, while governor from 2005 to 2013, Daniels decertified labor unions in Indiana, created school voucher programs, enacted new restrictions on abortion, and banned particular textbooks that he regarded as “liberal” from state universities.
So if the campaign manager of far-right Daniels isn’t supporting the new governor’s decision on this law, that can only mean one thing: this new “religious freedom” law is the off-the-cliff. And even supporters of far-right Republicans are stopping short of a lemur-leap off that cliff along with those Taliban-like supporters of the new law.
Indiana’s new “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” was passed by the state legislature on March 23. Instead of protecting individuals from discrimination, however, it only allows them to practice such discrimination under veil of religious basis. Gov. Pence signed the bill into law on March 26