Thursday, September 10, 2015

Freedom Indiana Will Campaign for Statewide LGBT Nondiscrimination

Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a constitutional marriage amendment and sounded the alarm on the economically devastating Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), today launched a campaign to update existing laws against discrimination to include gay and transgender Hoosiers. “The fallout from RFRA harmed our state’s reputation, but it also drew attention to the fact that you can be fired, denied housing or declined service in most places in Indiana if you are gay or transgender,” spokesman Chris Paulsen said. The groups's goal is to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's civil rights code that already contains protections based on race, gender, veteran status and religion. “It’s an easy solution: four words and a comma,” says Paulsen. Read more here.