The law might have been intended to mirror the RFRA, but it didn't. There was broad language in the Indiana bill that was not in the federal law. The fix is to clarify that language.
Here's the difference between the federal RFRA and 19 states as compared to Indiana law as it is now (before the fix):
Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act Allows Private Businesses to Discriminate Against Employees Based on Sexual OrientationFirst, the Indiana law explicitly allows any for-profit business to assert a right to “the free exercise of religion.” The federal RFRA doesn’t contain such language, and neither does any of the state RFRAs except South Carolina’s; in fact, Louisiana and Pennsylvania, explicitly exclude for-profit businesses from the protection of their RFRAs.
The new Indiana statute also contains this odd language: “A person whose exercise of religion has been substantially burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened, by a violation of this chapter may assert the violation or impending violation as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding, regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity is a party to the proceeding.” (My italics.) Neither the federal RFRA, nor 18 of the 19 state statutes cited by the Post, says anything like this; only the Texas RFRA, passed in 1999, contains similar language.
The baker signed up to bake cupcakes for the public and accept money in return for those products and when doing so agreed to all kinds of rules about baking and selling food products.
The Quakers didn't sign up to kill people and only object which people they have to kill.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
So if it's a manufactured controversy, blame the people lying about the intent and the result of the law, including the Governor. It's as if Pence is saying, "It's unfair you believed what my supporters, those pushing this bill, people I invited to the signing ceremony said about this bill!!! It has nothing to do with teh gays!! Sure, those guys RIGHT BEHIND ME WHILE I SIGN THIS said over and over it was all about teh gays, but they were wrong. TRUST ME!!"