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Pelath: Signing of 'religious freedom' bill a giant step back for Indiana's future

Pelath: Signing of 'religious freedom' bill a giant step back for Indiana's future
For immediate release: March 26, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement after Gov. Mike Pence signed SB 101, the “religious freedom” bill, into law: “Today marks a giant step backward for Indiana. “We are allowing people to discriminate against others under the phony cover of religious belief. “This is progress? To conjure up images of people being denied service at lunch counters? “Of Read More...

Brown asks governor: 'Where is the concern for HIV problems in Lake, Marion Counties?'

Brown asks governor: 'Where is the concern for HIV problems in Lake, Marion Counties?'
For immediate release: March 26, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Charlie Brown (D-Gary) today issued the following statement after Gov. Mike Pence announced he has declared a public health emergency in Scott County in southern Indiana due to an outbreak of HIV: “It is commendable that the governor has seen fit to declare this emergency, but I cannot help but take note of his declaration that nearly 80 confirmed cases of HIV in Scott County represents a problem for all of Indiana, Read More...

Signing of SEA 101 opens Pandora's Box of problems

Signing of SEA 101 opens Pandora's Box of problems
For immediate release: March 26, 2015   INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Gail Riecken (D-Evansville) today issued the following statement after Gov. Mike Pence gave final approval to Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 101: “While the supporters of this misguided act may think that today’s bill signing should put everyone’s fears to rest, I think our problems are only just beginning. I think we are opening a Pandora’s Box that will have lasting implications for our state for years into the Read More...