Businesses allowed to turn away gay and lesbian customers

A window sticker on a downtown Indianapolis business, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, shows its objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature. Organizers of a major gamers' convention and a large church gathering say they're considering moving events from Indianapolis over a bill that critics say could legalize discrimination against gays. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(WTNH/CNN)– A new bill has been signed into law, which allows Indiana businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers.

Supporters of the bill say the law protects businesses from having to provide services for things they don’t support, such as same-sex marriage.

Opponents say it discriminates against gays and lesbians, and could hurt state tourism and business.

The NCAA hinted it will not be hosting any more major sporting events in the city of Indianapolis by saying the NCAA is “committed to an inclusive environment where all individuals enjoy equal access to events.”

A popular gaming convention and tech giant sales-force also made it clear they would move annual events if the state doesn’t reverse its decision.

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