Tell Indiana’s lawmakers: Immediately pass the Fairness for All Hoosiers Act
Last night, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a so-called "fix" for the state's widely condemned "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." This alleged fix is a desperate attempt to stop the growing momentum for a real anti-discrimination law and doesn't provide Indiana residents the legal protections they deserve.
There’s only one way to truly fix the situation in Indiana: Pass a statewide law that protects Indiana residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
A coalition of pro-equality organizations, companies and individuals called Freedom Indiana just launched legislation that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Indianans from discrimination. The "Fairness for All Hoosiers Act" will undo the harm unleashed by the so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" signed by the governor that made it legal for businesses to refuse to serve gay people.
Tell Indiana’s governor, Senate president, and speaker of the House: Immediately pass the Fairness for All Hoosiers Act.
The Fairness for all Hoosiers Act would do two things:
Update Indiana’s state civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against LGBT Indiana residents in employment, housing and public accommodations.
Clarify that the recently enacted so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act cannot be used to undermine local or statewide civil rights protections.
After California passed the discriminatory Proposition 8, we missed our opportunity to capitalize on the immediate and nationwide opposition to a clearly unconstitutional law. But we have a chance in Indiana to undo this harm by immediately passing the Fairness for All Hoosiers Act.
Sign the petition, and we’ll deliver your signature to Governor Mike Pence, President Pro Tem of the Indiana Senate David Long and Speaker of the Indiana House Brian Bosma.
Together we are making a difference in the fight against discrimination in Indiana.
P.S.- For more background on the Indiana discrimination law read: "What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?"