WOW: Seattle Mayor Blocks City Employees from Traveling to Indiana Because of Religious Freedom Act

Mike Pence is coming up against some serious backlash.

The mayor of Seattle today prohibited municipal employees from traveling to Indiana on city funds, as the backlash spread against the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s decision comes in response to the law signed Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons.

Murray said Indiana’s new law “doesn’t reflect the values” of Seattle.

“Seattle has been a leader in the fight to protect civil rights and ensure equality for all people — no matter who you are, or who you love,” Murray said today in a statement.

“This is why I am ordering that none of our taxpayer dollars should go toward supporting this discriminatory law,” Murray’s statement continued.

Read more: ABC News

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