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Hate crimes bill dies on the Senate floor

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will continue to be one of five states without a law addressing hate crimes after a bill that would have changed that was killed on the Senate floor Monday.   If passed into law, Senate Bill 439 would have allowed Hoosier judges to consider enhancing criminal sentences based […]

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Pence signs RFRA ‘fix’ that says law doesn’t authorize retailers to refuse service to LGBT

Business leaders say change is good first step By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill supporters say will “fix” Indiana’s divisive Religious Freedom Restoration Act – but it stops far short of banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Pence signed the new language behind closed doors after he said […]