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Arkansas, Indiana governors sign amended religious freedom laws

Author: Michael Muskal & Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (USA), Published on: 2 April 2015

The governors of Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday quickly signed revised versions of their respective religious freedom laws, hoping to quell a national uproar that united business leaders and gay rights activists who fought the measures...[saying] that the laws would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians who could be deprived of goods and services in the name of religious belief... [Indiana's] amendment offers some protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity...[but] stops short of being a separate anti-discrimination law, which some...had sought... The Human Rights Campaign, a national advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, said more battles would come. [Refers to opposition to provisions allowing discrimination & support for amended laws by Apple, Walmart, Eli Lilly, Salesforce, NCAA]

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