- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington’s mayor has banned city employees from traveling to Indiana because of a bill that critics say would allow businesses to deny services to gay customers.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order on Tuesday banning travel to the state on official city business. The order will remain in effect until the law is repealed, clarified or blocked.

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation by the end of the week to clarify that the law doesn’t allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence says the bill protects religious liberty.

Businesses and other groups have canceled events in Indiana in response to the law, and the governor of Washington state has also imposed a travel ban for state employees.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide