Sunday, February 07, 2016

"Gov. Mike Pence and the General Assembly have failed Indiana and its residents, not just those from the LGBT community, but all of us."

When I was a wee lad, being Republican was all about obeying the every desire of high-powered economic interests.

Now it's groveling to the prejudices of our Christian Taliban. It's hard to decide which aspect of the One Party State is worse.

Editorial: A legislative letdown over LGBT rights (Indy Star)

The General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence’s refusal to extend the state’s civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity continues to tarnish Indiana’s image and jeopardize long-term economic prosperity.

Last spring, after a firestorm from passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act blew up in their faces, lawmakers pledged to address legal protections for LGBT citizens in the next legislative session.

But after meeting privately Tuesday, Senate Republican leaders decided to kill legislation that would have protected gay Hoosiers from discrimination. In doing so, they not only failed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers but also their families, friends, coworkers and anyone else in our state who values equality ...

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