Indiana Governor Mike Pence says the voters will decide whether the failure of the legislature to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s civil rights code will be a major issue in the 2016 gubernatorial campaign.
Pence made the comments as he officially filed for re-election today.
The Indiana Senate failed to move a civil rights bill on sexual orientation, with leaders saying there was no consensus on how to move forward. Pence said he respected the legislative process and grateful for the civil discussion.
Democrat John Gregg, who also filed today, accused Pence of failing to lead on the issue.
The Governor said he would sell his record to Hoosiers which included lower unemployment, the creation of HIP 2.0 and progress in schools and infrastructure.
You can hear the Governor’s comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. It runs about seven minutes.