BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. Bobby Jindal says businesses that oppose religious objections laws are entering an “unholy alliance” with liberal elites who support more taxes and regulation and demonize profit-making.
In a meeting with reporters Thursday, the Republican governor said he was alarmed when business groups united with LGBT advocates to oppose religious objections laws in Indiana and Arkansas. Critics of those laws say they could allow discrimination of same-sex couples.
Jindal is backing a religious objections proposal before the Louisiana Legislature. Computer giant IBM opposes it, and the governor says other corporations have asked him to oppose the bill.
Jindal calls the measure a “religious liberty” bill and says its supporters are natural allies of the business community because both support “economic liberty.”
House Bill 707 can be found at http://www.legis.la.gov