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The Journal Gazette

June 30, 2016 2:20 PM

Verbatim: IDP Statement on Federal Court’s Decision to Block Mike Pence’s HEA 1337

The following was released on Thursday, June 29, 2016 from the Indiana Democratic Party:

INDIANAPOLIS – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after a federal judge blocked Mike Pence’s HEA 1337.

“In the final moments of this year’s session, Mike Pence and Statehouse Republicans pushed an out of touch bill that served as more of an election year ploy than Hoosier Commonsense. It was a harmful piece of legislation that compromises the safety of women and families across our state, and was panned by legislators from both parties. And just like RFRA from last year, Mike Pence’s decision to sign HEA 1337 has embarrassed the state.

Today’s ruling by a federal judge emphasizes just how out of touch Gov. Pence’s ideology is with everyday Hoosiers and the law. The governor’s political agenda has caused real harm to the state’s already sluggish economy while also putting our reputations in further jeopardy. HEA 1337 is another reason why Hoosiers are ready to #FireMikePence this November.”