Freedom Indiana today announced a legislative proposal to counter the hate bill signed last week by Gov. Mike Pence.
“Governor Pence can’t answer the question, but we can,” said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair. “It’s clear the RFRA, which has attracted so much local and national attention, is doing considerable damage to our state. Freedom Indiana is ready with a proactive legislative solution that will demonstrate our commitment to fair treatment for all and send the message that we’re open for business. We urge the General Assembly to act quickly and pass this into law.”
The “Fairness for All Hoosiers Act” legislative proposal would: Update the state laws against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations to provide protections for LGBT Hoosiers; Clarify that the recently enacted RFRA cannot be used to allow discrimination prohibited under state or local laws.
“If we don’t act now, we will continue to do irreparable harm to Indiana’s economy and our ability to attract top talent and jobs to our state,” Blair said. “We’re presenting this solution as a way to start rebuilding our reputation and to move on from this harmful legislation by ensuring protections for all Hoosiers.”