Today, Governor Pence signed into law a measure that establishes a de facto license to discriminate against gay and lesbian Hoosiers. The so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” undermines the state's recent progress toward equality and universal respect. Further, the law jeopardizes the legal foundation of state and local governments and threatens Indiana's business climate as employers will not choose to bring their business to states with such outdated laws.
The Monroe County Democratic Party strongly condemns Governor Pence and Indiana Republicans for pursuing a narrow-minded social agenda at the expense of victims of discrimination. We will fight to ensure that all people are treated with respect and elect strong leaders who will look out for all Hoosiers.