Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act now includes “…sexual orientation, gender identity…”

Senate Enrolled Act No. 50, was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence on April 2, 2015 and is here. It amended Senate Enrolled Act No. 101, to include, in part: 

“This chapter does not:
(1) authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment,or housing to any member or members of the general public on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or United States military service;
(2) establish a defense to a civil action or criminal prosecution for refusal by a provider to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing to any member or members of the general public on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin,disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or United States military service…”

Senate Enrolled Act No. 101, commonly referred to as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was signed into law by Gov. Pence on March 26, 2015 and is here

Information regarding Indiana’s civil rights in the areas of Credit, Education, Employment, Housing and Public Accommodation will be found here.

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels laments RFRA damage to Indiana

(NOTE: When governor, Daniel’s “official state employment policy” linked below states, “In addition, sexual orientation and gender identity shall not be a consideration in decisions concerning hiring, development, advancement and termination of civilian employees.” Thus far, I have not been able to locate … Continue reading

Sign: “No Gays Allowed” – Does Indiana law allow this? GOP leadership responds

This morning Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and President Pro Tem of the Indiana State Senate David Long met with the press for about 27 minutes and responded to questions. The following 75 second clip from the press conference includes a questioner asked if putting a “No Gays Allowed” sign up in a window would be against current Indiana law and Bosma answered and also referred to a “human rights ordinance.” Also, David Long commented, “We don’t support discrimination against anyone in this state.”

The entire 27 minute press conference is below.

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“What the ‘religious freedom’ law really means for Indiana” and ABC’s interview of Gov. Pence

(During this morning’s appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Gov. Mike Pence was interviewed for more than eleven minutes by host George Stephanopoulos. He asked, “Do you think it should be legal in the state of Indiana to discriminate against gays … Continue reading