- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is set to sign into law the religious objections bill that opponents say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gay people.

The governor’s office says Pence plans to sign the bill during a private ceremony Thursday.

The proposal has drawn criticism from some business groups and convention planners who worry that it presents Indiana as an unwelcoming state and who are asking Pence to veto the measure.

Pence has been a supporter of the Republican-backed bill, which cleared the Indiana House and Senate earlier this week.

Supporters say the proposal is aimed at protecting religious freedom and preventing the government from compelling people to provide services for activities such as same-sex weddings that they consider objectionable.

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