Indiana’s top two Republican legislators will push for an update to the state’s controversial “religious freedom” law, the pair said at a news conference today following a wave of national backlash to the state’s newest law. Major corporations, athletes, celebrities and gay-rights activists have lambasted the state’s legislature and governor for enacting Senate Bill 101, a “religious freedom” law that states government must clear a higher threshold when enforcing laws that contradict citizens’ or corporations’ religious beliefs.
Both socially conservative advocates of the bill and pro-gay-rights opponents have said the bill could allow businesses to deny services to gays and lesbians based on their sexual preference. A Christian wedding photographer, for instance, could refuse to photograph a gay wedding by claiming it violated his or her religious beliefs, activists on both sides have said.
ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined Your Wake Up Call Tuesday morning from New York to discuss.
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