HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS
Measures to protect locally are weak
Ordinances ‘lack teeth,’ are almost unenforceable, experts across state say
The Indianapolis Star
In the absence of a state law banning discrimination against gays and lesbians — and in the explosive wake of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act controversy — more cities are considering their own protections of LGBT rights at the local level.
Although Marion County and 10 other Hoosier communities already have local nondiscrimination ordinances that include sexual orientation, experts say such protections can be so weak that they are virtually unenforceable.