Pence says he hasn't reviewed GOP bill on LGBT rights

November 17, 2015

Republican Gov. Mike Pence says he has not reviewed a GOP proposal to address LGBT rights as well as religious protections during the coming legislative session.

The bill was announced Monday by Republican Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, who didn't provide details.

Pence said Tuesday morning that he hasn’t talked about the proposal with it sponsor and planned to continue to study the issue.

The Indiana Democratic Party in a statement accused Pence of using that as an excuse to duck debate over whether civil rights protections should be extended to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Pence declined to comment when asked about the delay.

Demonstrators on both sides of the issue are expected at the Statehouse today as lawmakers hold their Organization Day meetings.



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