It’s not just LGBT advocates who think it’s a pro-discrimination bill; its own proponents admit it. Micah Clark of the American Family Association explained to The Indianapolis Star that the bill would allow small businesses to refuse services to same-sex couples and also that it would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples. The Indiana Family Institute made an end-of-year fundraising pitch that promoted the legislation, noting examples of small businesses who were facing discrimination complaints from same-sex couples. Schneider claimed, however, that the bill will not discriminate against anyone, but would simply “protect freedom and protect religious liberty.”
Indiana is a state where lawmakers have quibbled over LGBT issues frequently in recent years, thanks to a Republican effort to add a state Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. That effort essentially failed due to a two-year delay, and a federal judge has since overturned the state’s statutory marriage ban, bringing marriage equality to the state. But now lawmakers want to make sure that even if same-sex couples can marry, they can still be discriminated against.
I'm also 90% sure that's the Alliance Defending Freedom's Kellie Fiedorek to Clark's right. Remember her?