INDIANAPOLIS—Upon signage of Senate Bill 101 by the governor, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following statement:
“No matter how privately Governor Pence tries to put his stamp of approval on this terrible bill, the fact remains that he and the Republicans in the General Assembly who passed it, own this unnecessary and unwanted law and its consequences.
“Although not unexpected, it is still extremely disappointing that Governor Pence endorses this out-of-touch, discriminatory legislation.
“Not only is this law unnecessary, it unfortunately has already portrayed our state as intolerant, unfriendly, and backwards; things which I believe most Hoosiers reject.
“It can only hurt our state’s economy and our desire to be welcoming to every person.
“I’m disgusted that they made this a priority over everything else, fast-tracked the process, and then were too ashamed to sign this bill anywhere but behind closed doors.”