Indiana’s tourism agency hires PR firm

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

Indianapolis (AP) – Indiana’s economic and tourism development agencies hired a public relations firm on April 13 to repair the damage to the state’s reputation from a religious objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against gays and others.

Meanwhile, the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which had canceled conventions in Indianapolis amid the national controversy over the law, said it was bringing its meeting back to the city now that Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed amendments to the statute that satisfied its concerns.

Continue Reading >>

NCAA President pleased with changes to Indiana law

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

Indianapolis (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said April 2 the association is “very pleased” with revisions to Indiana’s religious objections law that critics feared would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Indiana lawmakers unveiled an amended bill earlier in the morning. They still need approval from the Legislature and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Continue Reading >>

Ontario’s gay premier urges businesses to move from Indiana to Ontario

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

Toronto (AP) — Ontario’s premier, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada’s most populous province.

The Indiana law, which takes effect July 1, does not specifically mention gays and lesbians, but critics say it is designed to protect businesses and individuals who do not want to serve gays and lesbians.

Continue Reading >>

Indiana reveals religion bill changes, Arkansas gives ground

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

Indianapolis (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on April 2 announced changes they plan to make to the state’s new religious-objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and others who have called the proposal anti-gay.

The revisions, which still require approval from the full Legislature and Republican Gov. Mike Pence, come as lawmakers in Arkansas scramble to revise that state’s own religious-objections legislation amid cries that it could permit discrimination.

Continue Reading >>