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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Variety of LGBT proposals set to be considered at Statehouse"

Dan Carden's story yesterday in the NWI Times begins:

INDIANAPOLIS — The question of extending civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers already is proving to be the most controversial and complicated issue of the 2016 legislative session.

Members of the Republican-controlled General Assembly have filed several proposals providing LGBT individuals various degrees of protection from discrimination, with numerous exemptions for religious organizations and providers of wedding services.

Other measures set to be considered by lawmakers would get state government involved in regulating public bathroom use, out of fear that men or women might pretend to be transgender to gain access to opposite-sex facilities.

Tuesday is the deadline for senators and representatives to file legislation this year.

Here's a look at the proposals, in numerical order, currently eligible for Senate and House committee action.

The story then summarizes Senate Bill 2, Senate Bill 35, Senate Bill 66, Senate Bill 100, Senate Bill 170, Senate Bill 344, House Bill 1041, and House Bill 1079. See them all on this list.

Dave Bangert of the Lafayette Journal-Courier had a story Jan. 9th subheaded "You need a scorecard to keep up with gay rights bills at Statehouse."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 12, 2016 10:16 AM
Posted to Indiana Government