HRC Press Release – WASHINGTON – March 30, 2015 – Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, endorsed the “Fairness for All Hoosiers Act” as a solution to stop the damage caused by the new Indiana anti-LGBT religious discrimination law signed in to law by Governor Pence.
“All Hoosiers, from Gary to Indianapolis to Evansville, deserve to be treated fairly and equally regardless of who they are or who they love,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Governor Pence should stop the backpedaling and come out strongly in favor of this new pro-equality legislation. If he’s serious about sending the right message and ensuring the bill he signed in to law isn’t used to discriminate against LGBT people in his state, then now is the time to prove it by endorsing this bill.”
The “Fairness for All Hoosiers Act” legislative proposal would:
- Update the state’s civil rights laws against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations to provide protections for LGBT Hoosiers.
- Clarify that the recently enacted Indiana religious discrimination law cannot be used to allow discrimination prohibited under state or local laws.
HRC is a founding member of the Freedom Indiana coalition—a campaign of state and national organizations who worked to try to stop the anti-LGBT bill from becoming law.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.