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Pence to sign Religious Freedom bill in private ceremony

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The controversial “Religious Freedom” bill is awaiting Governor Mike Pence’s signature and he has said he will sign the bill.

A spokesperson for the governor said he will sign the bill in a private ceremony on Thursday.

“The legislation, SB 101, is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue. I look forward to signing the bill when it reaches my desk,” Pence said earlier this week.

The bill passed the House 63 in favor and 31 opposed on Monday. The Senate passed the bill 40 to 10.