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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Legislature rejects civil rights protections for gays"

Yesterday both an amendment to the civil rights law and a proposal for a summer study committee re LBGT Hoosiers were rejected in the General Assembly. Dan Carden reports in the NWI Times:

Indiana ain't ready for reform -- at least when it comes to designating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers a protected class under the state's civil rights laws.

The Republican-controlled House and Senate each rejected separate Democratic measures Tuesday aimed at showing the world that discrimination against gays is not permitted in Indiana, whether religiously motivated or not.

In the House, state Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis, proposed inserting language in Senate Bill 465 prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity on the same basis as existing protections for race, religion, color, sex, national origin and age. * * *

In the Senate, Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, suggested changing House Bill 1001 to require a legislative study committee review the civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in Indiana and other states.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 15, 2015 10:01 AM
Posted to Indiana Government