Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Hundreds Rally at Indiana Capital as Highly Flawed Non-Discrimination Bill Passes Out of Committee

by HRC staff January 28, 2016

Post submitted by HRC Associate Regional Field Director Ryan Rowe

Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered yesterday at the Indiana State House to rally to stop the so-called “Super-RFRA”, SB66, and demand a full fix to proposed non-discrimination laws SB100 and SB344, which include extremely broad religious exemptions and exclude the transgender community.

Indiana RFRATo fix these two deeply flawed bills is simple: add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the existing Indiana civil rights protections.

By the end of the morning, we had a small victory. SB 66 was adjourned with no testimony. Essentially, the “Super-RFRA” died in committee. 

As the day progressed, pressure mounted for the Senate Rules Committee to amend either SB100 or SB344. Clergy leaders, including the Episcopal Bishop of Indiana and leaders from the Jewish community, held a prayer service in the rotunda. The United Methodist Bishop delivered an open letter with more than 220 signatures to members of the Senate Committee. Hoosier religious leaders are united in to mission to keep religious freedom from being used as a cover for discriminating against God's LGBT children.

After a 13-hour day of activism that ended with more than five hours of testimony, the committee passed the deeply flawed SB344 to the Senate floor, adding two more dangerous amendments.

The voices are only growing louder from around Indiana and the country: A fully inclusive bill needs to be passed. Now is the time. No exceptions. No Hoosier left behind.

HRC staff
HRC staff


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Think

The Abba Virtual Reality Experience Nobody Asked For Is Coming Soon

by matt baume October 26, 2016

Ahh, at last, an opportunity to experience Abba the way you’ve always wanted: surrounded by them like a trapped animal. For reasons that no sane person will ever be able to comprehend, the guy who created American Idol is working on a virtual-reality “experience” that recycles old Abba material. Apparently members of the band are [...]

Continue Reading →

PHOTOS: Dave Franco Is Inspiringly Averse To Shirts In New Thriller “Nerve”

by Derek de Koff October 26, 2016

We’re not sure what we were doing when Nerve was released this July, but we’re fairly certain we weren’t sitting in the theatre and enjoying the teen thriller between handfuls of popping corn. Related: Dave Franco Gives Zac Efron A Mimed Blowjob, Performs First Sex Scene Perhaps that was an error on our part. Attitude has assembled a crack team [...]

Continue Reading →

Deodorant Ad Perfectly Nails What’s Wrong With The Trans Bathroom Debate

by Dan Tracer October 26, 2016

Leave it to a deodorant company to get what so many elected officials in this country can’t quite wrap their heads around — that there is no “one way” to express gender. And while right wing politicians and talking heads spend no shortage of time obsessing over how they, and most importantly their pure and [...]

Continue Reading →