Indiana will hold a conference Thursday to address changes to 'religious freedom' law

Indiana demonstrators protest the new law
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Indiana's Republican lawmakers are expected to announce on Thursday a proposal that would change the state's new "religious freedom" law. The proposal would offer protections for LGBT customers and employees from discrimination at Indiana businesses.

The Indy Star reports that the proposal will be announced in the Statehouse at 9:00 a.m. and will undergo a committee hearing at 9:30 a.m. Lawmakers hope the proposal will alleviate concerns that the new law, titled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, allows for discrimination against LGBT people.

An Indiana pizza restaurant announced Wednesday that it would deny service to LGBT customers for their weddings, but the restaurant has since closed.

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