CARMEL, Ind. — Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization pushing to update Indiana laws against discrimination to include gay and transgender Hoosiers, issued the following statement in response to the Carmel City Council voting tonight to approve a human rights ordinance that protects gay and transgender people from discrimination.
The statement may be attributed to Freedom Indiana campaign manager Chris Paulsen.
“We applaud Carmel for passing a human rights ordinance that protects gay and transgender people and makes it clear that the city is open for business and open to everyone. The conversation about this ordinance spanned several months and included many different ideas. That’s a good thing, and we look forward to having that debate at the Statehouse in the upcoming session.”