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LGBT Rights Advocates Joshua D. Driver, Justin Nelson Sound Off On Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Following in the footsteps of Apple CEO Tim Cook, a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates spoke out against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on HuffPost Live this week.

Among those to sound off was Open For Service founder Joshua D. Driver, who has created stickers and badges which read "We Serve Everyone" for businesses and churches to promote the fact that they won't discriminate against members of the LGBT community and other groups.

"The reason I created this wasn't [for it] to be some big revenue generator, it was more so to empower the community to stand up," he said. "I think it's going to be important for our economic survival for me to continue to take this negative and make it a positive."

Added Justin Nelson, who is the co-founder and president of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC): "Because of the lack of protections, you certainly could put a ['Straights Only'] sign up in the window."

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been subjected to intense media scrutiny after he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law March 26.

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