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US State Rejects Homophobic Law

by our Editors in History & Politics , 13 mei 2015


The homophobic bill that was passed in the US State of Indiana will be adjusted in a way that it will protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders.

Earlier, Indiana had passed the Religious Freedom Law. The law made it possible for people to discriminate on the basis of religious freedom. The law was met with heavy protests, as it would primarily victimise LGBTs. The protests also came from large corporations such as Apple and Wallmart, and numerous celebrities. The law would enable companies, organisations and others to discriminate LGBTs on the ground of religious freedom and conviction.

The law will be adjusted because of the pressure exerted by these protests. An article now will be included to ensure that companies and organisations are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This will protect the LGBT community. The Religious Freedom Act will stay in place, but with additional notes.

Soon, these will be signed by the Republican Governor that initially introduced the Religious Freedom Law. This is remarkable, considering his previously homophobic points of view. He most likely gave in to the large pressure exerted by the many protest, particularly because quite a lot of companies communicated that they would no longer do business in the state. Indiana stood to lose out on substantial amounts of cash. Meanwhile, there are still 20 other states with a Religious Freedom Law.

Arkansas has adopted a similar anti-LGBT law, but Governor Asa Hutchinson refused to sign the law and requested an amendment. After the amendment was made, Hutchinson eventually did sign the adjusted law. It states that refusing services on the basis of religious freedom cannot harm any party concerned. It does not specifically refer to LGBTs, as it does do in Indiana.








 
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