Stickers opposing a proposed religious freedom bill will soon pop up on some Indiana storefronts.
Advocates for the legislation say it would limit the government from interfering with Hoosiers’ religious beliefs, but opponents say it would allow discrimination against same-sex couples.
More than 40 businesses have already signed up to display ‘Open for Service’ stickers, which indicate they don’t support discrimination.
Indianapolis entrepreneur Josh Driver came up with the idea, and he says it’s about doing what’s right.
“I just don’t like the idea of a group of people being able to get something another group can’t,” he says. “And I just feel like that is a conflict just in principle of what our economy’s about.”
Businesses that purchase a sticker for $10 will also be listed in a database on the Open for Service website.
Driver says people can use it as a resource to find businesses that support equality.
But religious freedom advocates say the bill is about protecting religious liberty — not supporting discrimination.