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3/30/15

USA - Republicans: Indiana to 'clarify' religious freedom law

Republican leaders in the Indiana state legislature say they are looking at ways to amend a controversial new "religious freedom" law.

The law has created a national outcry, with critics saying it could be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) protects businesses from state laws that "substantially burden" their religious beliefs.

There have been calls to boycott the state, in response.

Connecticut has banned state-funded travel to Indiana, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has condemned the measure.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the legislation into law last week, but some of his fellow Republicans are already seeking to make amendments.

Read more: Indiana to 'clarify' religious freedom law - BBC News

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