INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 28, 2015) — The backlash continues over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law. Another rally is planned to oppose the new law.
Thousands of Hoosiers said on social media that they plan to attend the event on Saturday outside the statehouse, showing solidarity for the LGBT community. Some believe the law is a license to discriminate and think it’s giving the state of Indiana a bad name.
“When I called the statehouse to ask permission to use the lawn, the woman said to me ‘how many people do you expect?’ I said, ‘I hope 100’… and then I watched the numbers grow and grow and grow,” said rally organizer Annette Gross.
Gross says the event is also a push to get more Hoosiers registered to vote.
“These people have to vote, because if they don’t keep voting, this is going to keep happening over and over again, and it may not be this group of people getting trampled on, it could be another group, so we have to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Gross said.
The rally is set for 1 pm – 3 pm outside, on the south side of the statehouse.