Indiana Haters Lose Challenge To LGBT Rights Laws

The Associated Press reports:

An Indiana judge has canceled a trial challenging limits on the state’s religious objections law, finding conservative groups failed to prove they were harmed by changes the Republican-dominated Legislature approved shortly after then-Gov. Mike Pence signed it.

Their lawsuit challenged changes to a 2015 law prohibiting any government actions that “substantially burden” a person’s ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. The definition of “person” includes religious institutions, businesses and associations.

Their lawsuit also challenged local civil rights ordinances that include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Indianapolis, Carmel, Bloomington and Columbus, which is Pence’s hometown.

Pictured is Micah Clark of the Indiana Family Association, who brought the suit with the Indiana Family Institute and Indiana Family Action.