Mar 28, 2015 4:48 AM GMT
NYT: Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, a Republican who is contemplating a 2016 presidential run, defended the gay discrimination Indiana law as an overdue protection when “many feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”
The field of likely Republican candidates, eager to appeal to conservatives but sensitive to the worries of business leaders, seemed unsure of how far to go in embracing the law. Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana forcefully endorsed it, but former Gov. Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio, both of Florida, left it to aides to point to previous support for such protections of religious freedom. Last week, Mr. Bush said he believed that religious people “have a right” to opt out of providing services for a gay wedding.