COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio want to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Cruz told an audience Wednesday he could carry the banner for that cause in his GOP presidential campaign.
Following the national backlash surrounding RFRA, we caught up with a former U.S. Representative and Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court at IPFW Wednesday to get their opinions.
“Discrimination has no place in our society, and it has no place at IPFW,” Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein said in a statement on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“I know Fort Wayne residents and businesses do not stand for discrimination and welcome all to live, work, play and visit here.”
The Walkerton, Indiana pizzeria and ice cream shop, owned by the O’Connor family for nine years, feel they deserve the right to protect the ideals of their religion.
A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas.
The former governor said that the outcry over the religious objections law has at least temporarily damaged a yearslong effort to establish Indiana as a business-friendly state.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has asked the Arkansas legislature to recall the RFRA bill and make changes to it so that it exactly mirrors the federal legislation.
Coach Kevin Ollie and his staff will not travel to Indiana for the Final Four and a coaches’ conference.
Pence’s move on Tuesday to quell a backlash over the law came as Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism and passed similar legislation that now heads to the governor.
As Indianapolis plays host to another major sporting event, state leaders are again sounding the alarm on human trafficking. Authorities say many of the victims are children.