Date Introduced: 2 February 2015
Author/Sponsor: Sen. Dennis Kruse [R] and Sen. Scott Schneider [R]
Date Signed Into Law: 26 March 2015
- 12 February 2015, this is another totally unnecessary piece of so-call "religious freedom" legislation. Summary: Prohibits a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the governmental entity can demonstrate that the burden: (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering the compelling governmental interest. Provides a procedure for remedying a violation.
- 9 February 2015, testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee from Jane Henegar, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on this bill and SB 568.
- 16 March 2015, Indiana Committee Passes Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' License To Discriminate Bill - By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement
- 23 March 2015, Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Pro-Discrimination Bill Will Head To Governor's Desk - By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement
- 26 March 2015, Indiana governor signs religious freedom bill - By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
The warnings beforehand, and the immediate backlash and national fallout in response to the signing of SB 101 into law was so overwhelming that we created an additional page to post it: Forewarnings & Fallout - Governor Pence Signs Indiana RFRA/SB101 Into Law