More than 200 Hoosiers will attend a rally at the Statehouse tomorrow morning to oppose Senate Bill 101, the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The rally will take place on the fourth floor at the north end of the building. The rally is organized by Freedom Indiana.
Senate Bill 101 is not the same as the federal RFRA law; it mirrors language that other states have rejected because it invites discrimination, especially against those who identify as LGBT.
Indiana currently does not protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination, though some cities have adopted such protections at the local level that would be in jeopardy if Senate Bill 101 becomes law.
The bill also has raised many questions about the unintended legal consequences it would create for employers and those looking to do business in Indiana.
The bill will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Testimony is expected to last no more than three hours.