Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres and more celebs speak out against Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" into law which gives business owners license to discriminate against LGBT people. Several celebrities and athletes have already spoken out against the new law on Twitter and Instagram.

Several industry leaders have also spoken out against Indiana's anti-LGBT law including out Apple CEO Tim Cook who wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post. Angie's List has cancelled plans for a $40 million expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters, SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff has cancelled programs that require customers or employees to travel to Indiana, and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman penned an open letter. Eli Lilly, the largest publicly traded company in Indiana, released a statement today saying, "Discriminatory legislation is bad for Indiana and for business. [...] The outcome on this particular piece of legislation has been disappointing. We will continue our efforts to make Lilly and Indiana a welcoming place for all. We work diligently to create an inclusive workforce and a welcoming environment for all." PayPal CEO Max Levchin also spoke out against the bill.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have both banned city-funded travel to Indiana since Pence signed the new law. “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the State of Indiana," said Lee in a statement. Today, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy announced he would sign an Executive Order putting a stop to state-funded travel to Indiana.

Governor Pence appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos over the weekend and refused to answer scenarios about how the law may allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT people. He said he would be open to a "clarification" of the law, but would not consider non-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals. While he continues to claim that this new law does not target LGBT people or same-sex couples, information from GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project demonstrates otherwise as Pence is pictured with three anti-LGBT activists in a photo of the law's signing ceremony.

Some of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's guests at the signing of the state's "license to discriminate" bill look familiar to...

Posted by GLAAD on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Similar special exemption bills have been introduced in several states across the country, including in Georgia, and Arkansas.