Indiana provides a lesson on the Equal Rights Ordinance (Houston Chronicle)

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Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

By Chris Tomlinson

When voting on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, remember Indiana.

Ultraconservative lawmakers there introduced a so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act that legalized discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity earlier this year.

Responsible Republican leaders, including former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, warned that it would condone bigotry and hatred. Dozens of Indiana business leaders called for an additional law explicitly banning discrimination against those groups. The bigots ignored their pleas, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the act into law on March 26.

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