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Hillary Clinton saddened by Indiana passing 'Religious Freedom' bill

2015-03-28
Hillary Clinton has spoken out against the Indiana Governor's decision to sign the 'Religious Freedom' bill. The rumoured Democratic 2016 presidential candidate took to Twitter after Gov. Mike Pence confirmed that he had signed legislation on Thursday, which will make it easier for businesses to discriminate against customers (April 26). Hillary Rodham Clinton Signs Copies Of Her Book 'Hard Choices' In New York Pence's decision sparked an instant backlash, as numerous American businesses announced that they were re-evaluating their ties to the state. In a tweet, Clinton wrote: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn't discriminate against ppl bc of who they love #LGBT" Pence said in a statement that he signed the bill because he supports "the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith". He added: "The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action." Miley Cyrus was among the vocal critics, branding Pence an "asshole" on social media. More Stories: Ed Miliband: LGBT rights abroad a ‘big priority’ for Labour Steve Grand: 'We can't forget about the 'T' in LGBT'