Indiana News

City-County Council Passes Resolution Against RFRA

Posted On March 31, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Indianapolis City-County Council is taking an official stand against the religious freedom bill. They passed a resolution last night on a 24 to 4 vote. They're sending the resolution to the statehouse for Governor Pense to consider.

House Committee Passes Measure For Needle Exchange Programs

Posted On March 31, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- A state House committee is advancing a bill to allow counties with high hepatitis C rates to establish needle exchange programs. The hope is to stop HIV outbreaks. Health officials say contaminated needles strongly raise the odds for such an outbreak. The recent surge of cases in Scott County are linked to…

Chicago Mayor Targets IN Businesses In RFRA Fallout

Posted On March 31, 2015

(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploiting Governor Pence's signing of the religious freedom bill to woo Indiana businesses. Emanuel's office says the Mayor sent letters to about a dozen Indiana businesses asking them to consider moving to Chicago. He says businesses can't "succeed in the global economy if you discriminate against your…

NCAA’s Emmert Condemns Religious Freedom Law

Posted On March 31, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert is condemning Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, saying he is "deeply concerned" about the new law which could be used to justify anti-gay discrimination. In an interview with NBC News, Emmert joined a number of leaders in speaking out against the law. The NCAA is based in…

Jeb Bush Defends Controversial Indiana Law

Posted On March 31, 2015

(Undated) -- Jeb Bush is supporting Indiana's controversial religious freedom law. Speaking to conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, the former governor of Florida said the law was similar to one in Florida, and defended it as a safeguard for religious belief. The likely GOP presidential candidate said the law would simply allow…