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I’m a Hoosier, too Kimberly Acoff • Fort Wayne
Freedom Indiana responds to Senate passage of bill to encourage discrimination February 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Freedom Indiana, the grassroots effort that successfully defeated a constitutional amendment defining marriage last year, issued the following statement today regarding passage by the Indiana Senate of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), legislation that would disrupt our economic growth, invite costly legal challenges and make our state appear unwelcoming to visitors and residents alike. 

The statement may be attributed to Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair. 

“It’s disappointing that the Senate has passed harmful legislation that would give individuals and businesses a license to discriminate, especially after hearing from companies and faith organizations who are deeply concerned about the effect this will have on our state’s economic competitiveness and our welcoming reputation.

“The good news is that since we re-launched Freedom Indiana yesterday, more than 2,000 Hoosiers have either signed up to join the campaign or sent a letter to their lawmakers asking them to oppose RFRA.

“Discrimination is not a core Hoosier value, and the people who will be affected by this legislation are ready to take action to make sure their voices are heard. We look forward to an engaging, informative debate in the Indiana House.”