GOSHEN, Ind. — Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots group pushing to prevent discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers, issued the following statement after the Goshen Common Council indefinitely tabled a local human rights ordinance and two resolutions crafted to protect LGBT residents.
The statement can be attributed to Freedom Indiana spokeswoman Jennifer Wagner:
“We are heartened by the outpouring of local support in Goshen to enact protections for LGBT Hoosiers in this community, and we look forward to working with residents and elected officials to make sure their voices are heard at the Statehouse as we continue the fight to update our state civil rights law to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“It’s unfortunate that local voices were drowned out by those who have no interest in a civil conversation about equality. We have seen these scare tactics before, and we will no doubt see them again.
“Freedom Indiana will continue to offer our support to communities across Indiana that want to enact local protections, and we are proud of the support we’ve been able to offer in the months since the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act debacle.
“We know the majority of Hoosiers support protecting LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination in employment, housing and services, and we will stand together in the upcoming session to make sure lawmakers understand how these protections will help our state and our economy.”
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