Crowd in Valparaiso takes stand against Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Outrage over Indiana’s "religious freedom" law inspired a major march and protest in Valparaiso Wednesday. A crowd of students marched from campus to city hall.

Members of the LGBT community fear this new law has the ability to make them targets of discrimination.

While the governor and lawmakers meet to address these concerns, students at Valparaiso University decided to take action and make their voices heard.

The march, coordinated by Valparaiso University students, marched more than two miles from campus to protest the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Those involved with the protest say the law opens the door for businesses to discriminate members of the LGBT community, based on religious beliefs.

The fallout from the law is causing big business to pull out of the Indiana, while Gov Mike Pence says he’s working to clarify the law, which he says was not designed to discriminate. He says he hopes to have legislation clarifying the law on his desk by the end of the week.

 

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