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!

[ Related: Indianapolis Mayor Promises Equality For All! ]

Thanks to Ed Murray and Jay Inslee, Washington’s government funding cannot go towards travel to Indiana.

We’re glad some people still have their heads on straight!

Following the controversial act, Governor Pence, a Republican, vowed that he would ‘fix’ the law to make it clear it wasn’t targeting queer folk.

It’s unclear who else the law was intended to harm in that case, but hopefully someone steps in to give every person in Indiana equal rights.

[Image via Getty Images News.]

Mar 31, 2015 10:01pm PST

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