John M. Becker

Indiana Governor 'Looking Forward' to Signing Odious Anti-LGBT Bill

Filed By John M. Becker | March 24, 2015 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Christianists, discrimination, Indiana, license to discriminate, Mike Pence, religious freedom, religious liberty, SB 101, special rights

"The legislation, SB 101, is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue. I look forward to signing the bill when it reaches my desk."

-- Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a far-right Republican, applauding the passage of a so-called "religious freedom" bill yesterday by the Indiana House. The bill, which passed on a vote of 63-31, would essentially allow religion to become a valid excuse for violating state laws and sanction widespread discrimination against LGBT people and other minority groups. It now heads back to the Indiana Senate for final approval, then to the desk of Gov. Pence for his promised signature.

h/t: Joe. My. God.

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