Next Tuesday, July 7, the Goshen City Council will consider updating the city’s civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
The push comes after a failed attempt in 2009. But following the aftermath of the Indiana legislature passing the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Goshen Mayor Allen Kauffman proposed revisiting the issue to ensure that the state’s RFRA law cannot be used as a license to discriminate against LGBT Hoosiers.
In addition to gender identity and sexual orientation, the bill would also add veterans to the city’s civil rights law.
This new development in Goshen is further proof that Hoosiers are not standing for discrimination. But unless more cities update their non-discrimination laws, gay and transgender people could still be discriminated against under the state’s RFRA law. It’s time to pass comprehensive non-discrimination protections for gay and transgender Hoosiers, not just in local municipalities, but statewide!SHARE THIS STORY