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Religious groups in Indiana are challenging 'RFRA Fix' in court

Posted: 1:31 PM, Oct 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-03 13:31:50-04

HAMILTON CO. — A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Hamilton County as conservative religious groups challenge limits placed on the state's 'Contentious Religious Objections Law.' Then-Governor Mike Pence signed the law.

Three groups are claiming their freedom to exercise their religious beliefs are being violated due to changes made to the state's 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act.'

The changes were made to the act after an outcry from critics who said it could be used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

The lawsuit from the conservative groups also challenges local civil rights laws in Indianapolis, Carmel, Bloomington and Columbus.

Those laws include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.