Reactions to Indiana's Religious-Objections Law

Rihanna, Audra McDonald and others speak out.

Gov. Mike Pence - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently signed legislation that critics fear will could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians in the state. The law, which goes into effect on July 1, restricts the "government?s ability to compel religious business owners to act in violation of their beliefs," according to the New York Times. Celebrities, athletes, organizations and businesses have posted strong statements and reactions to the law. Take a look at how Audra McDonald, Charles Barkley and others have responded. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

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Gov. Mike Pence - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently signed legislation that critics fear will could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians in the state. The law, which goes into effect on July 1, restricts the "government’s ability to compel religious business owners to act in violation of their beliefs," according to the New York Times. Celebrities, athletes, organizations and businesses have posted strong statements and reactions to the law. Take a look at how Audra McDonald, Charles Barkley and others have responded. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Rihanna - ?Who?s feeling these new bulls**t laws that they?re trying to pass over here? I say f**k that s**t,? Rihanna told the crowd at a concert in Indiana. ?F**k that s**t.? (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Rihanna - “Who’s feeling these new bulls**t laws that they’re trying to pass over here? I say f**k that s**t,” Rihanna told the crowd at a concert in Indiana. “F**k that s**t.” (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Ellen DeGeneres - "For anyone who is refused service under #Indiana's new law, you deserve better. Acceptance and progress take time. But they always arrive." (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

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Ellen DeGeneres - "For anyone who is refused service under #Indiana's new law, you deserve better. Acceptance and progress take time. But they always arrive." (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

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Alcee L. Hastings - ?SB 101, in its current form, poses a direct threat to the unity, tolerance and equality of not only the state of Indiana, but of the entire country.  By permitting individuals and businesses to discriminate against specific groups based on religious beliefs, this legislation not only sanctions discrimination, but enshrines it into state law," Rep. Alcee L. Hastings said in a statement. "Our nation, which serves as a model of tolerance, egalitarianism and hope for the entire world, can only truly prosper when all of its citizens are guaranteed equal rights and equal protection under the law.? (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Alcee L. Hastings - “SB 101, in its current form, poses a direct threat to the unity, tolerance and equality of not only the state of Indiana, but of the entire country.  By permitting individuals and businesses to discriminate against specific groups based on religious beliefs, this legislation not only sanctions discrimination, but enshrines it into state law," Rep. Alcee L. Hastings said in a statement. "Our nation, which serves as a model of tolerance, egalitarianism and hope for the entire world, can only truly prosper when all of its citizens are guaranteed equal rights and equal protection under the law.” (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Charles Barkley - ?Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me," Barkley said in a statement. "As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states? cities.? (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for American Express)

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Charles Barkley - “Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me," Barkley said in a statement. "As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states’ cities.” (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for American Express)

Bill de Blasio - "In New York City, everyone's civil rights are protected, including our LGBT residents," the New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, said in a tweet. "Indiana's anti-equality law is disgraceful." (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Bill de Blasio - "In New York City, everyone's civil rights are protected, including our LGBT residents," the New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, said in a tweet. "Indiana's anti-equality law is disgraceful." (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mark Emmert - ?The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our events," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. "We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees.? (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Mark Emmert - “The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our events," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. "We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees.” (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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