Indiana Law Discriminates against LGBT Community
In response to the governor of Indiana signing into law a measure allowing merchants to refuse to serve LGBT persons, Freedom House issued the following statement:
"The Indiana law sanctions discrimination against LGBTI people and betrays the core principle of American democracy of equality for all," said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president. "It gives license to businesses and others to discriminate against LGBTI people and other minority groups arbitrarily under the guise of religious freedom and should be repealed. Similar so-called religious freedom bills under consideration in at least 10 other states should be rejected for the discriminatory, homophobic, and transphobic bills that they really are.”
To learn more about bills under consideration or passed in other states that could sanction discrimination or violate the rights of LGBTI people, visit the ACLU’s LGBT website here: https://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/anti-lgbt-religious-refusals-legislation-across-country.
Photo Credit: Indiana Governor Mike Pence (Flickr/Creative Commons)
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