Yet another poll confirms strong statewide support for a non-discrimination law protecting LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination. The poll, commissioned by former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle and conducted by Republican pollster Christine Matthews, found that 54% of Hoosiers believe it’s time for Indiana’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The poll is just the latest to indicate strong statewide support for LGBT non-discrimination. In April, a Howey poll the exact same results—with 54% of Hoosiers expressing support for a non-discrimination law.
Our Campaign Manager, Katie Blair, said with such clear majority support across the state, lawmakers must take note and act in 2016:
“This issue cannot be ignored. We saw that with the RFRA fight, how many people came to the table. And I think now that legislators know that they’ve got the majority of Hoosiers on their side, they should do the right thing and stand with us for equality.”
Despite protections in a handful of local municipalities, under Indiana law—and in most places in the Hoosier State—it’s perfectly legal to fire deny housing or refuse service to someone simply because they are gay or transgender. But with growing majority support, we’re confident that together, we can update Indiana’s civil rights law to reflect the real values of Hoosiers by ensuring no one in our state experiences discrimination simply because of who they are or whom they love.