Ohio Governor John Kasich says the state does not need a religious freedom act like the Indiana law that's brought claims of discrimination.
During the height of the controversy in Indiana – Kasich’s spokesman came out with a statement saying he believes the country can find a way to preserve religious freedoms while avoiding discrimination.
After an event announcing more funding towards children’s health research—the governor and possible presidential candidate backed up this statement by saying that Ohio doesn’t need a religious freedom act.
Kasich: “Everybody’s opinions have to be respected in all this. We have to strike a balance. I think that we have a good balance here in Ohio I don’t see a reason to do anymore.”
Ohio legislators introduced a religious freedom bill last session but dropped it after hearing about the possibility it could lead to discrimination.