Column: Indiana joined Arizona in ignorant legislation

Arizona recently dominated the national spotlight for exclusionary, narrow-minded thinking. But some in the Indiana General Assembly tried to share the stage. Fortunately, wiser heads yanked them to the wings.

Lawmakers in Arizona passed a law that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gay men and lesbians based on religious beliefs.

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed it and said she did because it was the best thing to do for Arizona. She knew full well such a law would have hurt the state’s economy and likely would have resulted in a backlash that could very well have included loss of an upcoming Super Bowl.

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