Good for People. Good for Business. Good for Indiana

Indiana is one of 5 states without a clear and specific hate crimes law. For a state that prides itself on Hoosier Hospitality, we must pass strong, inclusive legislation that makes it clear that Indiana is open and welcoming to all.

 
 
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No State for Hate

Hate crimes are on the rise in our state and across the nation. Indiana is one of just 5 states without a hate crimes law in place. Hate crimes laws allow judges to enact stricter sentences for criminals that target victims based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability.

Indiana’s lack of a hate crimes law sends an unwelcoming message to the people who live here and the businesses and talent who are considering making the Hoosier State their home.

There is momentum at the Statehouse and among Indiana residents to pass the nation’s best and most inclusive hate crimes law. Now is the time to get it done.

 
 

Broad and bipartisan. Pro-business and pro-Hoosier.

A November 2018 IndyPolitics.org poll found that 60% of all Hoosiers support hate crimes legislation.

 
 
…it is my intent that we get something done this next legislative session, so Indiana can be 1 of 46 states with hate crimes legislation—and not 1 of 5 states without it.
— Governor Eric J. Holcomb