Governor Mike Pence’s hometown just took a big step forward tonight: Moments ago, the Columbus City Council—comprised entirely of Republican members—unanimously passed an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination in the city. The Council had previously passed the ordinance on initial reading earlier this month.
Our campaign manager Chris Paulsen released this statement, thanking the members of the City Council for affirming core Indiana values of fairness and Hoosier hospitality:
Columbus is just the latest in the growing chorus of Indiana municipalities to pass an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. Over the summer, Zionsville, Martinsville, Terre Haute have all adopted similar ordinances in the wake of the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act in April.Tonight’s victory in Columbus demonstrates that Hoosiers in all communities across the state know discrimination is wrong—and agree that our laws should be updated to protect LGBT people. Now, with the growing bipartisan momentum from Columbus, it’s time for Indiana lawmakers to act to secure statewide protections for LGBT Hoosiers, no matter what city or municipality they call home. SHARE THIS STORY