Indiana governor poised to make discrimination Hoosier policy
Perhaps not since 1924 when KKK member Edward Jackson was elected governor has my home state of Indiana embarrassed itself as much as when the state Senate passed legislation March 24 that makes discrimination the Hoosier policy. #Teapublican Gov. Mike Pence (Tea-Ind.) will reportedly sign the bill despite opposition from the state business community and the Chamber of Commerce. #saltcellar #saltybill #Teapublicans
[INDIANAPOLIS, March 24, 2015] Controversial “religious freedom” legislation that could protect business owners who don’t want to provide services for same-sex couples is headed to the desk of Gov. Mike Pence, who could sign the bill as early as this week.The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate signed off on a House version of the measure this afternoon on a 40-10 vote along party lines.The hot-button legislation now seems certain to become law.Senate Bill 101 would prevent state and local governments from “substantially burdening” a person’s exercise of religion unless the government can prove it has a “compelling interest” and is doing so in the “least restrictive” means.Supporters say the measure would protect people and business owners with strong religious beliefs from government intrusion.Opponents say it would license discrimination, particularly against gays and lesbians.