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January 26, 2016

Members of the Indiana Senate Judiciary and Rules committees are set to hear on Wednesday three bills that are harmful to LGBT Hoosiers — and we need your help to stop these bills from advancing.

Urge your state senators to VOTE NO on Senate Bills 100, 344 and 66!

Please call 800-382-9467 and ask to speak to one of the committee members listed below by 9am EST on Wednesday, January 27th.

Senate Bill 66, a “Super RFRA” that doesn’t extend any rights to LGBT people at all, would roll back the so-called “fix” legislation hastily passed last spring, and permit even greater religious discrimination by businesses and social service agencies than the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) from last year, which tarnished Indiana’s reputation and marked it as a state of intolerance.

Senate Bill 100 extends limited civil rights to LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations but also includes broad religious exemptions that give businesses and social service agencies permission to discriminate.

Senate Bill 344, touted as an “alternative” to SB 100 extends civil rights only to lesbian and gay Hoosiers—excluding transgender people—and also broadens the right of businesses and social service agencies to discriminate.

Judiciary Committee: hearing SB 66

Chair: Sen. Brent Steele

Sen. R. Michael Young

Sen. Rodric Bray

Sen. Michael Delph

Sen. Susan Glick

Sen. Randall Head

Sen. Joseph Zakas

Sen. Lonnie Randolph

Sen. John Broden

Sen. Greg Taylor

Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee—hearing SB 344 and SB 100

Chair: Sen. David C. Long

Sen. Travis Holdman

Sen. Ed Charbonneau

Sen. Douglas Eckerty

Sen. Brandt Hershman

Sen. Dennis Kruse

Sen. James Merritt

Sen. Brent Steele

Sen. Timothy Lanane

Sen. James Arnold

Sen. Jean Breaux

Sen. Karen Tallian

Learn more about these bills.