By Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - One Delaware county is barring government-funded travel to Indiana over a new religious-objections law that has raised concerns that gays and lesbians could face discrimination.

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon signed an executive order Wednesday, saying the county is reviewing travel plans for all employees. Gordon says he’s not aware of any upcoming government trips to the state, but the order was meant to send a message.

Several other jurisdictions have passed similar measures. Opponents of the law have said the language could offer a legal defense to businesses and other institutions that refuse to serve gays.

On Thursday, Indiana lawmakers announced proposed changes to the law.

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