“Senate Bill 344 is a major step forward and an amazing proposal for change in Indiana. It fixes the issue of balance between strong religious freedom protections and civil rights protections for the LGB community and considering where we were a few years ago this is a big step in the right direction for Indiana.”Meanwhile House Majority Leader Brian Bosma says whether the bill is heard in the House will be determined not by the chair of a committee, which is the usual practive, but by a caucus of all the Republican members. Bosma has also specualted on whether that any bill could meet the requirements of Governor Pence, who indicated in his State of the State speech that he would not sign any bill that did not completely protect religious rights. Bosma said, “I think [Pence's position] does make passage more difficult because I’m not certain there is a solution on the table that meets the requirements that the governor indicated he is looking for.”
You can learn more about the status of SB344 here.