Pence refuses to answer ‘yes or no’ on Indiana anti-LGBT discrimination – eight times

Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) ABC News

WASHINGTON — Following Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s brutal interview this morning on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the Human Rights Campaign released its own new video that highlights the eight different times that he ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions about Indiana’s new law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.

Stephanopoulos asked multiple straightforward questions, and Pence repeatedly refused to answer whether the law would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT Hoosiers or whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.

Pence did indicate that he would not advocate for adding sexual orientation as a protected class under the state’s civil rights laws, that they “weren’t going to change” SB 101, although it may be “clarified.”


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