People defending 'religious freedom' laws repeatedly say that the aim isn't discrimination, but protecting what is in fact one of our most cherished American values - religious freedom. One of the key elements of the Indiana story is that even though many other jurisdictions have these laws, the Indiana one is significantly different, adding key provisions that help individuals and businesses to defy the government's efforts to protect the rights of others. But there is some truth to the other point. And earlier religious liberty laws did have more of this focus.
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