INDIANAPOLIS — Freedom Indiana, the statewide organization fighting Senate Bill 101, the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act, issued the following statement after House lawmakers refused to amend the dangerous legislation to protect children and prevent discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers.
Despite bipartisan concerns, lawmakers defeated amendments to define protecting children as a compelling government interest; include non-discrimination language in the law; prevent local human rights ordinances from being overturned; and require business owners to post signs if they plan to refuse service to certain customers.
A House Committee earlier this week amended the bill to offer some protections for employers from employee lawsuits.
“We’re tremendously disappointed that lawmakers would rather kick these issues to the courts instead of fixing a dangerous bill that has raised countless legal issues and concerns from businesses, faith groups, child welfare advocates and others.
“We we will continue to fight Senate Bill 101 and hope that lawmakers see that we do not need this legislation to preserve the fundamental right of religious freedom that we all cherish.”
This statement can be attributed to Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair.SHARE THIS STORY