Indiana transgender citizens greeted lawmakers as they entered the legislature Monday. They hoped to impress upon them the necessity of including trans rights in #SB344 an LGB civil rights bill which currently omits transgender rights.
Freedom Indiana campaign slogan “Four Words and Comma” eludes to the fact that Indiana LGBT community will settle for nothing less that full inclusion of the entire community. Freedom Indiana posted this to their website this morning.
“Today at 1:30 pm, the Indiana Senate will consider amendments to SB3 344—short-sighted legislation that claims to update our state’s civil rights law, but actually leaves LGBT Hoosiers more vulnerable to discrimination than they already are.”
“Senate Bill 344 continues to fall far short of ending legal discrimination against LGBT people in our state. It omits transgender people entirely and provides sweeping religious carveouts that undermine the very purpose of the civil rights law.”
“Once again, lawmakers are creating complex and convoluted bills as solutions to a problem that’s got an easy fix. Tell your lawmakers to fully protect LGBT Hoosiers by adding “sexual orientation, gender identity” to existing civil rights law. 4 words and a comma. Nothing more, nothing less.”