Minneapolis-Saint Paul Mayors: “prosperity and growth happen when everyone is welcomed and included in our future”
Mayors Coleman, Hodges issue statement following Indiana “Religious Freedom” bill
TWIN CITIES – In response to Indiana’s Governor signing the “Religious Freedom” bill, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman together issued the following statement:
“We wish to express our unity with the cities in Indiana and across other states where residents, the LGBT community, and mayors are working hard to build inclusive and welcoming communities like ours, but where the negative actions of state legislators and governors have made that important work significantly harder. We faced similar challenges in our state legislature just a few years ago, but we united together and became the 12th state in the nation to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.
“While the Governor of Indiana continues to defend his bill, we will stand with the people of Indiana who refuse to support laws that discriminate against its citizens. Legislation that supports discrimination against any citizen of the United States doesn’t need further clarity, it needs to be reversed.
“Here in the Twin Cities, we believe that prosperity and growth happen when everyone is welcomed and included in our future.”
Published Mar 30, 2015