Indiana Companies Press Pence: Take ‘Immediate’ Action To Ban Discrimination

NEWSMAX: Indiana-based companies including Eli Lilly & Co. and Anthem Inc. pressed state leaders to enact legislation clarifying that the state’s new religious-freedom law can’t be used to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

“All our companies seek to promote fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces,” the companies’ chief executives wrote in a letter Monday to Governor Mike Pence, Senate President Pro Tempore David Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma. “Our employees must not feel unwelcome in the place where they work and live.”

Pence, who is among potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, last week signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which says the state can’t “substantially burden a person’s exercise of religious freedom.” Opponents say the measure would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians because Indiana doesn’t recognize them as a protected class… (more)

EDITOR: This is the same counterfactual fool who thought he could end a waive of HIV infections by allowing a syringe exchange in a single county for only a 30 day period. Sarah Palin, move over.