Walker Stays Out Of Fight Over Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’

Governor Offers No Opinion On Whether Badger Fans Should Boycott Final Four

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Gov. Scott Walker is trying to stay out of the fight over a controversial law in Indiana that critics say could lead to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

If the “religious freedom” law takes effect, it could be easier for restaurants, stores and other businesses to refuse to serve LGBT people based on religious objections.

Gov. Scott Walker was asked Monday morning in Milwaukee if Badgers men’s basketball supporters should still go to this weekend’s final four in Indianapolis.

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“I think even the NCAA said they’re going to look at that in the future, but I think folks are gonna go and watch the Badgers play the University of Kentucky and hopefully prevail there,” said Walker.

Walker said Wisconsin tries to strike a balance between opposing discrimination and respecting religious freedom. He said he doesn’t anticipate a law similar to Indiana’s reaching his desk.