Indiana Advances A Discriminatory Bill Disguised As LGB Civil Rights Legislation

Despite the news that Indiana's RFRA is most likely dead, LGBT Hoosiers are still facing legislation that increase chances of discrimination based on another's religious beliefs.

From The New Civil Rights Movement:

After nearly five hours, Indiana Senate Republicans voted for legislation claiming to advance civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, and bisexual Hoosiers that is opposed by both the religious right and LGBT organizations. In a 7-5 vote, lawmakers on the Senate Rules and Procedures Committee decided to pass onto the full senate a bill that repeals the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the hard-fount protections for LGBT people, and replace it with a bill that has zero protections for transgender people, plus increased carve-outs that enable religious discrimination.

"Lawmakers still aren't listening," Freedom Indiana campaign manager Chris Paulsen said in a statement sent to NCRM after Wednesday night's vote. "Tonight, they took a bad bill and made it worse for LGBT people in our state who have to live each day in fear that they could be fired, denied housing or turned away from a public place for who they are."

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