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Washington State Boycotts Indiana over 'Religious Freedom' Law

by Shawn M. Griffiths, published

On Monday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee banned the use of state money to travel to Indiana. The move, which followed similar actions by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, is a response to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law on Thursday.

Read More: 'Religious Freedom Laws': The Jim Crow Laws of the 21st Century

“We in Washington stand for equality. I applaud those companies and organizations that have spoken out against the law and said they would not locate or expand operations in Indiana. I want to invite all those organizations, and anyone interested in a state that promotes equality and opportunity, to come visit Washington. We are open for business, and open to all people.” - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, March 30, 2015

Read more from the governor's statement here.

Image: Washington Governor Jay Inslee

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