The Indianapolis Star Comes Out Against Indiana’s Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Law” With Powerful Frontpage Editorial

The Indianapolis Star has taken a strong stance on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with today’s front page editorial which declares in bold letters “FIX THIS NOW.” The editorial from the state’s leading newspapers calls not for a repeal, which the paper says would be “unacceptable” to Governor Mike Pence and his fellow Republican lawmakers, but for an additional law “to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Right now, the RFRA can be used to deny the LGBTQ those services on the basis of “religious faith,” protecting businesses that serve the public as if they were individuals or churches from discrimination lawsuits. The Indianapolis Star argues in their editorial that the RFRA can continue to protect religious freedom without infringing upon the rights of the LGBTQ community. “Those protections and RFRA can co-exist. They do elsewhere.” Read the whole editorial at the link. [Indy Star]