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USA: Companies object to new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, alleging it discriminates against LGBT customers

Author: Jack Clark, Tim Jones & Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg (USA), Published on: 30 March 2015

“Angie’s List Joins Tim Cook In Scolding Indiana Over Law,” 27 Mar 2015

Angie’s List, the consumer-review website, withdrew a proposal to expand its Indianapolis headquarters after [the] Indiana Governor…signed legislation that critics say discriminates against gays. The company’s announcement…that it was pulling its planned $40 million investment from…consideration, days before it planned to break ground, follows statements of concern about the Indiana law earlier this week by technology-industry leaders including [from] Apple…[and] Salesforce.com…[The Governor] signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday. The statute gives businesses the right not to serve gays and lesbians on religious grounds…[The Governor’s] press secretary said the law doesn’t legalize discrimination…[Also refers to PayPal, Yelp]

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Related companies: Angie's List Apple eBay PayPal (part of eBay) Salesforce.com