FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS — Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization fighting to update existing Indiana laws against discrimination to include gay and transgender Hoosiers, issued the following statement regarding legislation filed this week at the Statehouse that targets transgender people in Indiana by creating ridiculous standards for bathroom usage.
“We’ve become aware of harmful legislation that’s been filed at the Statehouse that would target and punish transgender Hoosiers for being who they are. This legislation, which would put Indiana law in conflict with federal law, is specifically aimed at transgender youth, who already are very vulnerable to bullying and depression.
“The Indiana General Assembly is no place for scare tactics. We know there will be attempts in the upcoming session to promote fear over reality, but we also know that a majority of Hoosiers want to see gay and transgender people protected under our civil rights law, and we won’t let anything distract us from that goal. We hope lawmakers will stay similarly focused on making our state safe and welcoming for all people.”
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