The head of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns says he’s not surprised that a number of local governments around the state are looking at passing Human Rights Ordinances (HROs) because they are now tools for economic development.

In the wake of the recent controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Matt Greller says a number of cities and towns without HROs are looking at passing them to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

He says for some it’s the right thing to do and for others it just makes good business sense when trying to attract new economic development.  Right now, less than a dozen cities in Indiana have HROs.

You can here Greller’s comments above, they run approximately 14 minutes.   He also discusses some of the other issues working their way through the Legislature that are impacting the state’s cities and towns.