Tag: Indiana

Survey: Millennials Identify as LGBT Much More than Previous Generations

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Millennials, defined as Americans born between 1980 and 2000 according to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey, show a greater openness to sexual and gender identity compared to the larger populace. With the wider population becoming more accepting of LGBT rights, this generation…

Indiana Companies Support Amendment to RFRA

Update (4/3/2015 4:26 p.m.):A national statement by Diversity Top 50 company, Monsanto, has been included in the article. By Barbara Frankel The Indiana companies that fought Gov. Mike Pence and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act are applauding a proposal by the GOP legislative leaders to amend the controversial law. The…

Walmart Helps Convince Arkansas Gov. to Wait on Anti-LGBT Bill

Update (4/2/2015 4:36 p.m.): The Associated Press is reporting that the Arkansas legislature passed a revised religious objections bill after Gov. Asa Hutchinson declined to sign the previous version. The new bill “prohibits state and local government from infringing on someone’s religious beliefs without proving a compelling interest. The legislation…

Indiana Governor Desperately Tries to Evade Reality: RFRA Is Discriminatory

Update (4/2/2015 10:31 a.m.): The Associated Pressreports Indiana’s GOP legislators have proposed a fix to the RFRA that would prohibit “service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, age,…

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen: Indiana Law 'We Will Not Stand For It'

By Barbara Frankel Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorensen doesn’t pull any punches when discussing Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “This is just plain wrong and and we will not stand for it the notion that you can tell businesses that somehow they are free to discriminate is madness….

Gov. Pence Calls Press Conference to Clarify Indiana RFRA Law

Update (3/31/2015 2:54 p.m.): List of states banning state-funded travel to Indiana updated to include New York By Michael Nam Gov. Pence called his own press conference on Tuesday morning to say what he would not say on ‘This Week’: that the new Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana would…

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws By Barbara Frankel There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign What Has Been Approved So Far Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence,…