As the governors of New York, Connecticut and Washington ban state-funded travel, the mayors of New York, San Francisco and Seattle do the same of city-paid travel to Indiana. But the Republican Presidential candidates and GOP mouthpieces, of course all support Gov. Mike Pence and the discriminatory law.
Jeb Bush, to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt:
“I think if you, if they actually got briefed on the law that they wouldn’t be blasting this law. I think Gov. Pence has done the right thing. Florida has a law like this. Bill Clinton signed a law like this at the federal level. This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs, to have, to be able to be people of conscience. I just think once the facts are established, people aren’t going to see this as discriminatory at all.”
Ted Cruz, on Twitter:
“I’m proud to stand with Gov. @mike_pence for religious liberty, and I urge Americans to do the same.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, to Fox‘s The Five:
“I don’t think Americans want to discriminate against anyone. I think the fundamental question in some of these laws is should someone be discriminated against because of their religious views? So no one here is saying it should be legal to deny someone service at a restaurant or a hotel because of their sexual orientation. I think that’s a consensus view in America. The flip side of it is, though, should a photographer be punished for refusing to do a wedding that their faith teaches them is not one that is valid in the eyes of God.”
Gov. Scott Walker, in a press conference:
“In our state there’s a balance between wanting to make sure that there’s not discrimination [and] at the same time respecting religious freedoms. … We do that in different ways than what they’ve done in Indiana.
“Certainly that’s going to be part of the debate here and across the country.”
She’s not running –yet, but Hillary is against this discrimination:
Hillary Clinton, on Twitter:
“Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn’t discriminate against ppl bc of who they love #LGBT”