He says that he would have “vetoed it” if he thought it was discriminatory.
Illustration of Mike Pence by Flickr user DonkeyHotey.
The governor of Indiana is confused as to why people are so mad after he signed a law that basically codifies discrimination against gay people. Speaking to the Indianapolis Star, Gov. Mike Pence expressed bewilderment that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would essentially allow businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ customers based on their sexual or gender identity, has raised such a fuss amongst god-fearing Americans, who are now championing campaigns to #boycottIndiana over the legislation. Gov. Pence says that had he thought it could be used to discriminate against specific groups of people, he would have “vetoed it”.