The spirit of Indiana’s new law, the Religious Freedom Reclamation Act, codifies discrimination against LGBT people in places of business. I imagine - or hope - there are precious few business people in Indiana clamoring for such protection.

This is really just the shrill warning sirens of Governor Mike Pence’s pandering to the Tea Party wing of the Republican party as he unscrupulously positions himself for a run for the White House. With national boycotts of Indiana picking up momentum, the people of the state will now pay an astonishingly high price for Pence’s misplaced ambition.

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