#whereAmIAllowedToEat … Imagine if you could be kicked out of a restaurant because the owner had a religious objection to you. Not because you’re Jewish, or Muslim, or black, or a woman, but because you’re gay.
The Indiana legislature passed a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which (if signed by the governor, who has stated that he will do so) allows businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples if the owners have a religious objection to homosexuality. Which is legalized discrimination against gay people.
Welcome to the civil rights movement, 1950.
Today I’ll be calling various Indiana businesses about whether they support this bill, and I’ll also be calling the governor’s office. Please follow #whereAmIAllowedToEat and support this cause.
If you’re in Columbus, Indiana on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, we’re having a rally at the corner of 3rd and Washington Street, meeting at 11:15am.
Update: GenCon has posted the letter they sent to the IN governor, suggesting he reconsider his support of the bill http://files.gencon.com/Gen_Con_Statement_Regarding_SB101.pdf and you can see their official tweet about it here (please retweet and favorite this tweet!).