Supporters and opponents of religious freedom bill rally at statehouse

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 16, 2015) - The debate over the religious freedom bill continued Monday at the statehouse. Hundreds of people attended a rally to voice their opinions to lawmakers.

The bill already passed the Senate but must make it through a House judiciary committee meeting to be heard on the House floor. The hearing started at 9:30 a.m. The measure would allow business owners to refuse service to customers based on religious beliefs. Opponents said the bill would enable businesses to discriminate. They are concerned that same-sex couples will be targeted. Those in favor of the bill  said the bill simply protects religious freedom.

Opponents, wearing red shirts,  greeted people at the statehouse with signs and chants. Then, they made their into the committee hearing and sat in the gallery as testimony began.   Some bill supporters, decked out in green, continued to rally on the second floor of the statehouse even after the hearing got underway.

We'll have the latest on the hearing First at Four on FOX 59.


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