Riecken only representative to vote against Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Riecken only representative to vote against Religious Freedom Restoration Act

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The only southern Indiana legislator in the Senate or the House to vote against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was Representative Gail Riecken of Evansville.

She says she is afraid people will be allowed to abuse and neglect others under the guise of religion.

Riecken issued a statement saying the law "will allow individuals to ignore any law they choose, simply because they feel it conflicts with their religious beliefs. It will pave the way for intolerance of others."

She cited an example of a same-sex couple in Michigan who were denied pediatric care for their 6-day-old daughter because of the physician's beliefs. She says the same thing could happen in Indiana.

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