Angie's List Nixes $40 Million Expansion In Indiana Over Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Law

Angie's List, the $315 million user-review site for local businesses, is putting the brakes on a plan to expand its Indianapolis headquarters after Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week.

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The company was just days away from breaking ground on a $40 million expansion that would've moved its headquarters across town and added 1,000 new jobs over the next five years.

But CEO Bill Oesterle said that plan is on indefinite hold "until we fully understand the implications of the freedom restoration act on our employees, both current and future."

Angie's List "will begin reviewing alternatives for the expansion of its headquarters immediately," Oesterle added.

It's worth noting Oesterle is a staunch Republican who served as former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels campaign manager in 2004.

Related: Miley Cyrus Calls Indiana Governor “Asshole” For Signing Anti-Gay Law; Hillary Clinton, Ashton Kutcher Weigh In

The announcement is just the latest statement against the law: Apple, Yelp, Ely Lilly and the $50 million GenCon convention have all spoke out against RFRA, as have celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, George Takei and Hillary Clinton.

h/t: The New Civil Rights Movement

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