INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued the following response to Governor Mike Pence’s legislative agenda.

“Leaders take action. They balance both sides and build consensus. They at least acknowledge an issue.

“Sadly, Governor Pence is still tone deaf on extending civil rights protections to LGBT Hoosiers.

“Omitting the issue from his legislative agenda couldn’t make his intentions clearer: He wants to make RFRA go away. And that won’t cut it.

“Hoosiers expect to hear from their governor on this issue. His failure to clearly articulate his position is the ultimate failure in leadership and continues to do undue damage to our state’s reputation and economy.”