- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis tourism agency is boosting its LGBT-friendly content as Indiana receives national criticism for its new religious objections law that opponents say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

A message on the home page of www.visitindy.com says that all are welcome to visit the city, and a separate page highlights some of the businesses that supportive the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community.

The campaign is part of an effort to separate Indianapolis from a contentious law signed by Gov. Mike Pence last week and protect the city’s tourism and convention business. One convention announced Monday it was cancelling its Indianapolis meeting.

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Supporters of the law contend discrimination claims are overblown and insist it will keep the government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds.

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