- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TORONTO (AP) - Ontario’s premier, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada’s most populous province.

The Indiana law, which takes effect July 1, does not specifically mention gays and lesbians, but critics say it is designed to protect businesses and individuals who do not want to serve gays and lesbians.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday it is completely unacceptable that in the twenty-first century such a “discriminatory law” would be in place and would be used to divide people.

She says she’ll raise the controversial law with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence if he attends this year’s meeting of Great Lakes governors and premiers.

Wynne urged companies looking for a more open, non-discriminatory jurisdiction to consider her province.


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