CHICAGO (CBS) — Stickers reading “This Business Serves Everyone” have popping up in shop windows across Indiana, as a response to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike pence signed the new law, which would protect businesses that choose not to serve customers based on religious grounds. Opponents have said it would give businesses the right to discriminate against gays and lesbians.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
Some business owners in Indiana said they would be fools to discriminate against anyone, because it would be bad for business. That position was being reinforced in the form of stickers in many storefronts, telling customers “This Business Serves Everyone.”
“It kind of helps, hopefully, perpetuate what I’d like to call an open-door economy, to where people who believe in non-discriminatory business practices will go ahead and take their money there, instead of potentially being turned away,” said Valparaiso native Josh Driver, who created the stickers.