Look for Indiana Governor Mike Pence to use next week’s State of the State address to announce his position on whether sexual orientation and gender identity should be incorporated into the state’s civil rights code.
Pence did not include LGBT protections as part of his 2016 priorities, however the Governor told reporters on Tuesday that he would make his position known soon and the State of the State address would be a good time to do it.
Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity but allows for religious exemptions and some small employees.
However, the bill did not make their list of priorities either as Senate President Pro Tempore David Long said there was no consensus in the caucus over the legislation.
Democrats say just adding sexual orientation and gender identity into the current code should be adequate.
The Governor will give his State of the State Speech on Janaury 12.