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Adler takes online LGBT stand

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mayor Steve Adler has taken a stand on Facebook and urged Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the state of Indiana to ensure protection against discrimination for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Adler wrote: “As Mayor, it is my responsibility to protect Austin residents, regardless of race, gender, income, disability, age, language, status, and sexual orientation. … Austin residents and those who may come to Austin should know that discrimination will not be tolerated here. We recognize, respect, and celebrate our differences, seek value in these differences, and host inclusive conversations to actively seek justice for all residents. I will continue to lead and work with those who are willing to fight for the rights of all people, including LGBT people, to live in a community without fear and hate.” Adler linked to an article about the backlash Indiana has been facing since passing a “religious freedom law” that could allow discrimination against the LGBT community.

 

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