Did We Win or Lose?
We have had much to say and write about the creation of a bias crimes bill that sufficiently denoted that Indiana was open for and welcoming to business for ALL including include age, race, ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, disability, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. We were adamant that language was included in the legislation; however, it was not to be as the passed SB 198 omitted age, sex, gender and gender identity. It’s not what we had hoped, but we believe it is a step in the right direction. We will continue to work with our legislators, and other groups like Indiana Forward, to ensure they are added, and specifically identified in the statute in the future.