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Critics in Indiana question whether the measure is constitutional, buy canada goose jacket and even Bosma said he expects a court challenge if Pence signs the bill into law.
The GOP controlled House voted 60 40 Wednesday in favor of the bill, which had already been approved in the Senate.
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