INDIANAPOLIS — A new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates and Ball State University shows 58.5 percent of Hoosiers support amending the Indiana Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
The poll comes after Indiana lost millions of dollars in economic investments and thousands of jobs, due to the state’s so called religious refusal law. The 2015 law allowed businesses and organizations to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in housing, employment and public services.
Chris Paulsen, campaign manager of Freedom Indiana, released the following statement regarding the poll:
“Everyone who lives or visits Indiana should be treated equally and fairly under the law, and the majority of Hoosiers agree. This poll serves as an important reminder as we head into the 2017 legislative session that the public supports comprehensive statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers.”
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