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The Best Reactions To Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

Responses range from companies threatening to pull their business in the state to photoshopped images of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a religious freedom bill into law last Thursday, which critics warn will allow LGBT discrimination.

Hey Indiana & states that discriminate against gays: if you wanna live in the past, fine. But when we get spaceships, no spaceships for you.

On Friday, Arkansas state Senate approved a religious freedom bill that many are concerned could also allow discrimination against LGBT People.

Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.

CEOs, business owners, and celebrities alike quickly shared their reactions on Twitter:

What is happening in Indiana is pretty unbelievable. However it’s dressed up, it’s a signal that discrimination is welcome in this state.

Today we are canceling all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination. http://t.co/SvTwyCHxvE

For anyone who is refused service under #Indiana's new law, you deserve better. Acceptance and progress take time. But they always arrive.

A gay customer can find another baker. But a Christian baker has no choice but to be a baker; they were born that way.

Broadway queen Audra McDonald had some very specific questions:

.@GovPenceIN Some in my band are gay & we have 2 gigs in your state next month. Should we call ahead to make sure the hotel accepts us all?

.@GovPenceIN or could you maybe send us a list of where its okay for us to go? Might the law apply to me?(I'm black).

.@GovPenceIN or maybe I should fire my gay band members just to be on the safe side.

.@GovPenceIN Or MAYBE...we need to stick to singing in states that don't legislate hate?

Tumblr users jumped on the story right away:

Texts were sent out:

Signs were posted:

And Instagrams were 'grammed:

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The Music Man classic "Gary, Indiana" got a serious makeover:

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And this new Indiana tourism video was born:

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"If you love covered bridges and discriminating, book your trip to Indiana today."

But mostly, everyone was looking for Leslie Knope:

Leslie Knope for Governor. Because Indiana deserves better. #BoycottIndiana

Has Leslie Knope weighed in on this Indiana bullshit?

The anti-gay law in Indiana is an example of why Leslie Knope needs to be a real person.

I guess this anti-gay discrimination law is what happens when Indiana loses a true leader like Leslie Knope. (Can Pawnee secede, please?)

Leslie Knope for Indiana governor.

Honestly where is Leslie Knope when Indiana truly needs her

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