A chorus of voices from Hollywood has denounced Indiana’s newly passed anti-LGBT law, which would make businesses and individuals immune from lawsuits so long as they are motivated by religious belief. Spurred by the recent raft of lawsuits against wedding vendors who have refused services to gay couples, the law is written so broadly that critics warn it would sanction business owners to refuse service to LGBT people and racial minorities.
The Indiana law is modeled after the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but unlike the federal law, which only bars the government from placing a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion, Indiana’s version applies to businesses and private individuals as well. In the wake of ...
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