ASAE Responds to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

WASHINGTON — Today, ASAE sent a letter to Indiana’s Governor Pence and to the majority and minority leaders of Indiana’s House and Senate asking them to adopt corrective language to the Senate Bill 101, the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). ASAE wants a clear civil rights carve-out in RFRA.

WASHINGTON — Today, ASAE sent a letter to Indiana’s Governor Pence and to the majority and minority leaders of Indiana’s House and Senate asking them to adopt corrective language to the Senate Bill 101, the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA). ASAE wants a clear civil rights carve-out in RFRA.

“ASAE is committed to diversity and inclusion practices in the association community. Laws that permit discrimination are not only regressive, they put our members at risk of being denied service anywhere from restaurants to meetings and convention facilities. This sends a harmful message that fairness, equality, and the principles of our Constitution are secondary to personal prejudice. I strongly encourage Governor Pence and Indiana policymakers to amend this legislation to include civil rights protections into the bill.”

To see ASAE’s full statement, please visit ASAE’s website.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, [email protected], 202-326-9505.
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