March 31, 2015 It’s not often that a state bill passed by a legislature and signed into law by a governor turns into a national political tempest. But that’s exactly what’s happening this week in the aftermath of Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law, which has public figures ranging from the governor of Connecticut to the band Wilco publicly disavowing the legislation, saying it codifies discrimination against LGBT individuals.

And though top Indiana state legislators have since sought to mollify the madding crowd by saying they’ll “clarify” that the law doesn’t permit discrimination, and Gov. Mike Pence has scheduled a press conference Tuesday morning to “discuss and clarify” the law, it’s unlikely the tempest will die down anytime soon, especially as Arkansas considers a similar law in its own legislature.

via How Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Turned Into a Nationwide Political Storm – NationalJournal.com.

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