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Mayors past, present and future to celebrate 10-year anniversary of Indianapolis Human Rights Ordinance on Friday December 20, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
December 16, 2015

Mayors past, present and future to celebrate 10-year anniversary of Indianapolis Human Rights Ordinance on Friday
Peterson, Ballard and Hogsett to participate in bipartisan event commemorating protections for gay and transgender people in local civil rights law

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, current Mayor Greg Ballard and Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett will take part in a press event on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of adding protections against discrimination for gay and transgender people in Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Human Rights Ordinance including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” was passed by the City-County Council on Dec. 20, 2005, and was signed into law by Mayor Peterson shortly after its approval.

In the 10 years since the ordinance was updated, Indianapolis has grown as a destination for tourism and hospitality, hosting its first Super Bowl and countless national and international events and conventions each year.

Major companies like Salesforce and Cummins have announced new jobs, and startup firms and small businesses have similarly come to know Indianapolis as a place that’s open and welcoming to all.

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Celebration of 10-year anniversary of Indianapolis Human Rights Ordinance with former Mayor Bart Peterson, current Mayor Greg Ballard and Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett

DATE
Friday, December 18, 2015

TIME
10-10:30 a.m. EST

LOCATION
The Platform at the City Market
202 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Reserved parking will be available for media trucks on the north side of Market Street beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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