- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University faculty leaders are calling on the General Assembly to repeal a law that sparked boycotts and protests amid fears it would allow discrimination against gays and others.

The University Senate passed a resolution Monday seeking a repeal of the religious objections law even though lawmakers altered its language to clarify that it can’t be used as a legal defense for discrimination against the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community.

The Journal & Courier reports (https://on.jconline.com/1QbvnBU ) the resolution says the law will hurt Purdue’s ability to recruit and retain students, staff and faculty.

Supporters say the law protects people from being forced by the government to do something that violates their religious beliefs. Opponents have charged that it was directed at the LGBT community, and many businesses vowed to boycott the state.

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Information from: Journal and Courier, https://www.jconline.com

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