“Last year, thanks to an organized campaign, opponents defeated a same-sex marriage ban; now, they say, Spence has given them the Indiana Religious Freedom Act, a consolation prize modeled on the federal Restoration of Religious Freedom Act, a Clinton Administration law that, in general, bans the government from meddling in or interfering with religious practices or beliefs….But the law took on a new life when religious organizations used it as grounds for argument against contraception, most notably in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling last year.”
After signing the bill into law Twitter blew up. After the explosion a growing list of entities decided to protest the discriminatory law by threatening to sever ties with Indiana.
Now Governor Pence is in damage control mode. Not only was the signing of this bill harmful to Indiana’s economy and image, but it is also harmful to his potential 2016 presidential run. It also makes the Republican party look bad and alienates the younger vote. Watch Governor Pence try to walk it back, and in the process, make himself look even worse!
Not only does Governor Pence refuse to answer a simple yes or no question but he also keeps trying to shift the blame onto a Clinton-era law. Okay, I’ll play. Lets say that the Clinton-era Restoration of Religious Freedom Act can be used to discriminate against gays. Pence is essentially using a grade school argument:
“Billy cheated on the test last year and didn’t get caught so why should I get in trouble?”
Good luck with that.