Tony Cook and Marisa Kwiatkowski, Religious freedom bill coming to Indiana, Indianapolis Star

The bill’s author, Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, said Friday that he intends to shore up gaps in Indiana’s “religious liberty framework.”

The bill could have broad implications, according to Micah Clark, director of the American Family Association of Indiana, an organization lobbying for the measure.

It would allow small businesses — such as bakeries, caterers, florists, and wedding chapels — to refuse services to gay couples based on the owner’s religious beliefs, he said. It would also allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples, he said.

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