INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana corporate leaders say the failure of the Republican-controlled Legislature to enact a law this year protecting gay, lesbian and bisexual people from discrimination could rebound on business, making it harder to sell the state as an attractive place to work and live.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana corporate leaders say the failure of the Republican-controlled Legislature to enact a law this year protecting gay, lesbian and bisexual people from discrimination could rebound on business, making it harder to sell the state as an attractive place to work and live.

Majority Republicans abandoned efforts to strengthen gay rights Tuesday, saying a compromise proposal had satisfied neither gay rights organizations nor religious conservatives.

Indiana faced a backlash last year after it passed a law allowing those who oppose gay rights for religious reasons to withhold services such as providing flowers or cakes for same sex weddings. The law was later revised, although the Legislature wanted to revisit the issue this year.