Indiana governor poised to make discrimination Hoosier policy

March 25th, 2015 by | 0

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.

via Religious freedom bill headed to Gov. Mike Pence’s desk.

I've been an investigative reporter for more than 40 years and taught journalism at the college level for another 10. I've owned and trained retrievers, pointers and spaniels for about the same amount of time. My love of the outdoors and interest in cooking, eating and libations has been life-long, starting on my family's farm in Indiana and the hearty home-cooked meals there.

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