Freedom Indiana announces Columbus community meeting

Freedom Indiana sets community meeting

INDIANAPOLIS — Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization working to update existing Indiana laws against discrimination to include gay and transgender Hoosiers, will hold a community meeting in Columbus among a second series of sessions that will take place across the state during the next three weeks.

The first series of meetings took place in October and included events in Indianapolis, Evansville, Lafayette and Fort Wayne.

The Columbus meeting will be 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St.

Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Indianapolis, Bloomington, Valparaiso and Terre Haute.

The meetings are intended to educate local residents about the need to update the state’s civil rights law to include gay and transgender people and to generate support for that effort at the Statehouse, where it will be debated in the upcoming legislative session.