Indiana gets low marks for LGBTQ equality laws and policies

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 17:11:18-05

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana still has a long way to go for equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s latest state-by-state scorecard for laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people.

In the 2020 State Equality Index, Indiana and 24 other states received the lowest grade by the HRC, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality.”

This means advocates are focusing on trying to get support for basic LGBTQ equality, such as non-discrimination protections in employment, housing and public accommodations.

In Indiana’s scorecard, the state gets positive marks for non-discrimination laws in foster care, colleges and universities and state employees. But it doesn’t have those laws for employment, housing public accommodations, education, adoption, foster care, insurance or jury selection.

Indiana is one of 30 states with no law prohibiting conversion therapy, something two state lawmakers are trying to change in 2021.

Click here to view Indiana’s full scorecard.