Sunday, March 29, 2015
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act backfires, draws ire from companies and NCAA
Conservatives are desperately trying to justify Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as narrowly drawn to relatively personal situations, as in this Weekly Standard article here.
But thousands protested the law in Indianapolis Saturday, as USA Today reports here.
There is a Boycott Indiana movement, recalling the battle over the Boy Scouts of America. There is also an “Open for Service” campaign.
ThinkProgress has an article of major interests saying that the law is now bad for business, including the NCAA, here. Angie’s List may cancel planned renovation and expansion in Indianapolis. (See my main blog March 26), as it says some employees may fear moving to Indiana. The NCAA and Final Four have objected. It seems that one aspect that is objectionable is the "Hobby" provision that would allow it to be applied to closely held corporations as well as companies.
I worked for RCA for about three months in the summer of 1970 at 30th St and Washington in Indianapolis.
In another matter, I attended a Reel Affirmations fundraiser last night. Details are today on my Movie’s Blog.
Second picture: after drag show at Cobalt DC Sat. PM.