Backtracking begins. Must be all those companies planning to relocate.
Indiana’s legislative leaders on Monday joined Gov. Mike Pence in saying that they planned to amend a new religious freedom law to make clear that it did not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while still insisting that the law did not do so in its current form.
The law, approved by the Republican-dominated General Assembly and signed Thursday by Governor Pence, also a Republican, set off a firestorm, with both critics and some supporters saying it would allow businesses to deny service to lesbian and gay consumers based on their religious beliefs. The consequences for Indiana promised to be economic as well as political, with businesses vowing to shun the state.