The Indiana Legislature, with overwhelming Republican support has passed a “fix” to the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). In votes Thursday afternoon, the Indiana House voted 66-30. Nearly all House Republicans voted yes, while all House Democrats and three House Republicans voting no.  In the Senate the vote was 34-16. All ten Senate […]

In his second press conference in five days on the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Governor Mike Pence said flatly that he wanted the Legislature to act by the end of the week to approve new language in a new law that would say that the RFRA couldn’t deny service to anyone.  Said the […]

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE WITH INTERVIEW: The Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared live on Afternoons with Amos Tuesday and expanded on his criticisms of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). On Monday, on Twitter, Rev. Jackson blasted the law and announced that he’s boycotting the Final Four and Indiana and Indianapolis.  Here’s how the head of the Rainbow […]

In a tense, contentious interview, Indiana Governor Mike Pence tried to defend the now controversial Indiana Religious Freedom restoration Act.  Appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolous, Gov. Pence said clearly that the new law, which has been blasted by local and national business leaders, the NCAA, the NBA, the Indiana Pacers and Sunday […]

In a stunning Saturday announcement, the proposed deal where the City of Indianapolis would lend Indianapolis-based Angie’s List $18 million to expand its headquarters and increase hundreds of Indianapolis jobs has been put on hold because of the growing concern about Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Indianapolis City-County Council was scheduled to […]

It’s become the sleeper controversial issue among several in this year’s Indiana Legislative Session.  It’s Senate Bill 101 dubbed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The purpose of the legislation is to mirror a Federal law passed during the Clinton Administration that provides protections to religions and religious observance from government interference.  But the law […]