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Angie's List Is Canceling a $40 Million Headquarters Project Over Indiana Religious Freedom Law


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Angie's List, the multimillion-dollar Web company that aggregates consumer reviews of businesses, announced Saturday that it was nixing the construction of a planned $40 million headquarters in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reported.

The reason: Indiana's recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics have portrayed as anti-gay.

"We love it here," said Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle, noting that Angie's List had planned to centralize its operations in Indianapolis — and add up to 1,000 new jobs — with the headquarters.

But the quick passage of "the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act" was "disappointing," Oesterle said, adding, "We suspect the motives behind it."

He continued, "Angie's List is open to all and discriminates against none, and we are hugely disappointed in what this bill represents."

Oesterle's comments came as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence clarified Saturday that the law "is not about discrimination."

Watch Oesterle's comments below:

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