Indiana Set To Pass “License To Discriminate” This Monday

Indiana Set To Pass “License To Discriminate” This Monday

Indiana is set to pass it’s “license to discriminate” legislation against LGBT folks this Monday according to Buzzfeed.

The bill basically allows businesses to turn away LGBT customers based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In other words, if you don’t like gays – just say you’re Christian and you don’t have to serve them.

“I would predict the bill passes on Monday,” Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview Thursday.

Described by one of his critics as “the most powerful person in Indiana when the legislature is in session,” Bosma had just wrapped up a House vote in which his Republican majority shot down six amendments to soften the bill, all from Democrats, in 60-to-30 votes. “I think the votes on the amendments were a strong sign of how the bill will fare in final passage,” said Bosma.

Bosma has tentatively scheduled a final vote for Monday, March 23.

At a news conference earlier this week, Gov. Mike Pence said, “I strongly support the legislation and will sign it if it reaches my desk.”