It’s a dark day in Indiana.
Moments ago, the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed in the House. Now it’s all eyes on Governor Mike Pence as this horrific bill—which grants individuals and businesses a “license to discriminate” against LGBT Hoosiers—moves to his desk.
Shameful. That’s the only way to characterize the strong arming of this legislation over the last several weeks as proponents of RFRA have done nothing but disregard the voices and concerns of real Hoosiers who know this “license to discriminate” bill means real consequences for our state.
Just hours before today’s vote on the House floor, we delivered petition signatures from nearly 10,000 Hoosiers calling on lawmakers to drop RFRA. And last week, we pointed out the real dangers of this bill—including impacts on local human rights ordinances and the erosion of enacted regulations to protect young Hoosiers in child care ministries.
But supporters of RFRA didn’t listen. And now, this misguided bill is just steps away from becoming law—and sending a clear message that the Hoosier State is only open for business for some, not all.
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