Indianapolis’ Republican Mayor Has a Brilliant Response to State’s New Anti-Gay Law

Well at least some in Indiana have sense, so maybe there’s hope. I certainly would like that for a very, very dear friend lives there and I know she detests what the governor of the state has done.

On Monday afternoon, Republican Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard took a strong stand against the state’s controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act by criticizing the bill and signing an executive order that bans discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.

“Our city thrives because we have welcomed and embraced diversity. And RFRA threatens what thousands of people have spent decades building,” Ballard said in a press conference, according to the Indianapolis Star. “Discrimination is wrong. And I hope that message is being heard loud and clear at our Statehouse.”

Shortly after his remarks in front of the State House, the City-County Council voted on its own resolution banning discrimination against LGBT people. The measure passed with a vote of 24-4. “Nine Republicans and all 15 Democrats voted in favor,” the Star reported.

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