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Current Event April 7, 2015

State Sanctioned Discrimination

The Indiana state legislature has been in the harsh spotlight since passing a Religious Freedom Law that would make religious beliefs a valid legal defense against government regulations. This law, backed by the conservative right, was seen as a move to discriminate against or refuse service to the gay and lesbians with state approval. Listen to learn how the national media and business community responded - forcing the legislature to pass another bill that doesn’t allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Civics/Government Constitution Religion

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AIR DATE: 04/03/2015

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