Senator Joe Donnelly

Donnelly Statement on Indiana State Legislature’s Failure to Act on Protections for LGBT Hoosiers

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement after the Indiana Senate decided not to advance anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers, effectively ending the debate on this issue during this legislative session in the Statehouse. The Senate faces a Wednesday deadline to send legislative proposals to the Indiana House.

Donnelly said, “It is disappointing that the Indiana legislature has failed to act to protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination. Surely we can agree that it is important for all Hoosiers to feel welcome in our state and for Indiana to be an attractive home to the businesses that create jobs and opportunities for our families. I remain hopeful that ultimately we will unite around civil rights protections for all Hoosiers.”


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