11pm Lafayette Pride hosts open discussion with State Senator Ron Alting about the Hate and Bias Cri

Lafayette Pride hosts open discussion with State Senator Ron Alting about the Hate and Bias Crimes Bill

Posted: Feb 10, 2019 12:01 AM
Updated: Feb 10, 2019 12:01 AM

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lafayette pride hosted a question-answer session with senator ron alting to discuss bill 12 today.as news 18's micah upshaw reports, minority groups like the l-g-b-t-q community will see the biggest affect from the bill. 3 3 3news 18.>micah upshaw lafayette, reporting in solidify it.need to ways but we patchwork of in a have support the issue, we pressed on es need to be representativ all state senators and that all state something this is change.cannot that they characteristicbecause of a someone committed to that's and a crime regular crime between a distinguish able to we have to be it's so needed, identity.and gender orientation sexual including the full list passed with have the bill passed and have this bill indiana to state of person in the good things only means mos: i think it forward. to see it move they're ready they say bill.benefit of this see the attendees will discussion other like many micah: smith can.anyway we to help out in and we want at the table get our seat we want to right now and happening issue that's important very ashley: it's a was timely.conversation pride says this lafayette president of ashley smith, orientation.or sexual race, religion crimes due to victims of hate will help micah: the bill of indiana.of the state on the people a great impact will have such ever that you your career the rest of before you, another bill ever see will never, alting: you on the state.great impact will have a that this bill will have a great impact on the state. alting: you will never, ever see another bill before you, the rest of your career ever that you will have such a great impact on the people of the state of indiana.micah: the bill will help victims of hate crimes due to race, religion or sexual orientation. ashley smith, president of lafayette pride says this conversation was timely. ashley: it's a very important issue that's happening right now and we want to get our seat at the table and we want to help out in anyway we can. micah: smith like many other discussion attendees will see the benefit of this billthey say they're ready to see it move forward.mos: i think it only means good things for every person in the state of indiana to have this bill passed and have the bill passed with the full list including sexual orientation and gender identity.it's so needed, we have to be able to distinguish between a regular crime and a crime that's committed to someone because of a characteristic that they cannot change.this is something that all state senators and all state representatives need to be pressed on the issue, we have support in a patchwork of ways but we need to solidify it. reporting in lafayette, micah upshaw news 18.> 3 alting says a decision for the bill will be made within the next 10 days. he's encouraging communities to support the
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