Indiana & Arkansas Revised Their Discriminatory Religious Freedom Bills… But Did They Change Enough?

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This is a step in the right direction, but we think more still needs to be done.

Indiana and Arkansas made national headlines over the past week for trying to implement discriminatory bills into law that could allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT patrons.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence first signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last Thursday, and since then, companies, celebrities, and people all across America have spoken out against the decision.

Now, a week after the initial bill passed, both states at the center of the scandal have signed revisions to the controversial law.

[ Related: Washington Bans Official Travel To Indiana! ]

Indiana penned a change that clarifies that the purpose of RFRA is not to target queer individuals, but rather support people who identify as spiritual, whereas Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson went with a sightly less offensive version of the original act.

We’re glad that these lawmakers are reacting to the public outcry, but when places like that Pizza Parlor receive more than $200,000 in donations for acting like bigots, it lets us know that Indiana and Arkansas still have an issue on their hands.

What are your opinions on the matter??

[Image via Andrea Morales/Getty Images News.]

Apr 2, 2015 10:01pm PDT

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