House Committee Passes Religious Freedom Bill

After much debate, a House Committee passed a bill protecting religious freedom in Indiana allowing business leaders, based on their beliefs, to refuse service to customers. 

According to Fox News, “The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, mirrored after federal legislation, passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 9-4 vote, sending it to the full House for debate.”

The bill is modeled after federal legislation. Not everyone was please that the bill was passed; there were grassroots supporters for both sides. One side arguing that the bill protected their right to exercise their religious freedom, and the other side argued that the bill has the potential to legalize discrimination.

While the bill has passed the state, the office of the  Governor Mike Penance said he will review the bill when it reaches his desk.

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