hate crimes law

Jim Merritt Will Not March at Indy Pride

Jun 6, 2019

Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt says he will not march in the Indy Pride parade out of respect for the feelings and wishes of the organizers and participants of the event.

This comes after a statement from Indy Pride on Tuesday which said while Merritt is permitted at the event, he is not welcome.

The Indiana House debates a hate crimes bill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

House Republicans approved a bill creating hate crimes protections Tuesday, one which doesn’t have the support of more than 700 businesses that advocate for such a measure.

Holcomb Insists Hate Crimes Debate Isn't Over

Mar 26, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks at the 2019 Indiana Leadership Prayer Breakfast. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb insists this session’s debate over hate crimes legislation isn’t over. And he says he’ll continue to advocate for a more expansive list of victim characteristics in the measure.