The front page of today's Indianapolis Star newspaper is a dire plea to the state legislature and governor: fix this now.
In an accompanying editorial decrying the effects of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the paper's editorial board writes:
We are at a critical moment in Indiana's history. And much is at stake.
Our image. Our reputation as a state that embraces people of diverse backgrounds and makes them feel welcome. And our efforts over many years to retool our economy, to attract talented workers and thriving businesses, and to improve the quality of life for millions of Hoosiers.
All of this is at risk because of a new law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that no matter its original intent already has done enormous harm to our state and potentially our economic future.
The consequences will only get worse if our state leaders delay in fixing the deep mess created.
Half steps will not be enough. Half steps will not undo the damage.
Read the rest here.