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Pizza Place Becomes First Indiana Business To Publicly Refuse Service To Same Sex Couples Under New Law

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A pizza place in Walkerton, Indiana is making the wrong kind of history.

Memories Pizza is publicly taking a stance in accordance with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

[ Related: Governor Of Indiana Signed A Religious Freedom Bill Allows Businesses Discriminate Against LGBT ]

The family-owned business has not only agreed with the bill, but is publicly denying catering service to the weddings of same sex couples.

Memories co-owner Crystal O'Connor said:

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Washington Bans Government-Funded Trips To Indiana As Arkansas Copies That Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Bill — At Least One State Hasn't Lost Its Mind

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We really hope Indiana ends up losing some tourism income over this.

We told you about how Governor Mike Pence, pictured above, passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that would allow businesses to discriminate against people on the basis of faith, which was clearly targeting the LGBT community.

Well, it seems like Arkansas didn't like that Indiana was getting all of the publicity, because they went ahead and passed a similar bill on Tuesday.

Luckily, not every law maker wants to limit their citizens' rights, because the Mayor of Seattle and Governor of Washington made a move of their own!

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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard Says All Businesses MUST Treat People Equally In Light Of Discriminatory Legislation & The NCAA Final Four Game

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This is the man of the hour!

Recently, Indiana passed some legislation, stating that employees could refuse service to someone on religious grounds, which was clearly targeting the LGBT community.

[ Related: Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law! ]

On Monday, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard let it be known that this is NOT okay and put an executive order into place which states that EVERYONE must follow the city's human rights ordinance, if the business receives government funds in some way. He also called for the state's civil rights laws to include the LGBT community "immediately."

NCAA President Mark Emmert kicked off the overall discussion, saying that he was "very concerned" about any sporting events being held there, including the Final Four, because of the discrimination in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

[ Related: Apple CEO Tim Cook Stands Up For The Rights Of Everyone In The Face Of Discriminatory Legislation ]

So, Ballard agreed and held a press conference where he discussed all of the issues. Most notably, he said:

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Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law!

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Bravo Wilco!

The alt rock band just announced on Twitter that they have cancelled their April 7 show in Indianapolis over the Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The act was signed into law last Thursday in the state's Republican-dominated legislature with the intent to prevent the government from infringing on a person's religious beliefs.

However, the opponents say the act allows business owners to discriminate against LGBT persons on the basis of their sexual orientation. In two strongly worded tweets, Wilco said the act was discriminatory:

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Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton, & More Speak Out Against Indiana's New LGBT Discrimination Law!

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Indiana just passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after Governor Mike Pence signed it into law, and people are not happy!


Because the thrust of the new law is that businesses are now legally free to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity as long as they claim their religion is against it.

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But not all businesses want to turn people away based on prejudice. The NCAA and Gen Con have already threatened to lessen their presence or pull out of the state entirely.

Yep, the jocks AND the nerds are against it! LOLz!

But those aren't the only strange bedfellows this deplorable bill is making! Celebs from Miley Cyrus to Hillary Clinton have come out against the law on social media.

See some of the best responses (below):

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The Governor Of Indiana Just Signed A Religious Freedom Bill That Would Allow Businesses To Discriminate Against The LGBT Community

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Despite it being 2015, one Indiana Governor wants to set some civil rights back to the stone ages.

That's because Gov. Mike Pence just signed a bill on Thursday that could allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT individuals under the guise of Religious Freedom.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or SEA 101, would make it so that a company could cite its own religious beliefs as a reason for refusing service to someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Upon signing the bill, the Republican issued a statement, saying:

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8-Year-Old Uses Hilariously Profane Language In Voicemail To Newspaper Editor Who Took Away His Favorite Comics!

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When publishing negotiations fell through at the Herald-Times in Indiana, we bet they expected some backlash.

Their readers would be losing many of their favorite comics!

But we bet they never expected to get an angry voicemail from one foul-mouthed 8-year-old!

The voicemail, which was sent to the paper's editor, starts off normal enough. A woman introduces herself, then puts her son on the phone so he can state his grievances.

We can only assume she then walked away because after listing all the comics he wants back (there are a lot) he lets out how he really feels.

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We don't wanna ruin it but the word "sh*thole" gets thrown around a bit. LOLz!

Check out the audio (below) to hear one sassy 8-year-old demand his comics back.

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