Must Watch: HRC Video Highlights Pence Dodging Questions About Indiana's New Law and LGBT Equality

by Ianthe Metzger

During appearance on ABC's This Week, Governor Mike Pence repeatedly refuses to answer simple questions about Indiana's laws and critical legal protections for LGBT Hoosiers

WASHINGTON—Following Indiana Governor Mike Pence's brutal interview this morning on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, HRC released its own new video that highlights the eightdifferenttimes that he ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions about Indiana's new law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.  The video is available here.

Stephanopoulos asked multiple straightforward questions, and Pence repeatedly refused to answer whether the law would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT Hoosiers or whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.  Pence did indicate that he would not advocate for adding sexual orientation as a protected class under the state's civil rights laws, that they "weren't going to change" SB 101, although it may be "clarified." 

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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