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Pence defends Religious Freedom law, adding language to clarify

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Governor Mike Pence signed the bill on Thursday in a private ceremony surrounded by supporters of the bill. Governor Mike Pence signed the bill on Thursday in a private ceremony surrounded by supporters of the bill.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana Governor Mike Pence claims a new religious freedom law is misunderstood, and he wants to prove it.

Republican lawmakers say they are adding new language to clarify the new law doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The law is drawing fire from national businesses like Angie's List and Apple because they're concerned that the law could give businesses a license to discriminate based on sexual orientation or religious grounds.

On Monday, an organization called Freedom Indiana announced a legislative proposal it says will protect residents in Indiana who are members of the LGBT community from discrimination.

Some Indiana businesses are in favor of the law, like a shop in Lebanon that makes custom products.

"I think it protects me from the government forcing me to do something that is against my will," said Casey Samson. "Anybody is welcome in our business."

Gov. Pence signed the bill into law last week.

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