Lambda Legal plaintiff Amy Sandler (left) with her late wife, Niki Quasney.

Lambda Legal plaintiff Amy Sandler (left) with her late wife, Niki Quasney.

Lambda Legal On Indiana’s Discriminatory SB 101

Jennifer Pizer, National Director of Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project:

"Indiana workers, families and others will be vulnerable to the whims of anyone claiming a religious reason for ignoring state or local laws. The bill tries to place religious rights above all else in disputes between private parties — between neighbors, employee and employer, and landlord and tenant. It’s a toxic recipe for increasing disputes, discord and discrimination across the Hoosier state."

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ACLU Indiana on SB 101

Anyone could claim exemption from state or local laws—including basic civil rights laws related to employment, housing, and public accommodations. And regardless of the legitimacy of those claims, our state and local governments – and potentially private businesses in our state – will have to expend resources digging into whether an individual’s religious beliefs are “burdened,” whether they are “sincerely held,” and whether the law in question serves a “compelling governmental interest.” There’s no telling how long such lawsuits may take. Indeed, a case in Dallas, Texas, has been dragging on for seven years.

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