Gov. Holcomb’s Statement on Hate Crimes Legislation

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Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the statement below regarding his position on potential hate crimes legislation—an issue once again in the spotlight due to anti-Semitic vandalism at a Carmel synagogue this past weekend:

“No law can stop evil, but we should be clear that our state stands with the victims and their voices will not be silenced.

“For that reason it is my intent that we get something done this next legislative session, so Indiana can be 1 of 46 states with hate crimes legislation—and not 1 of 5 states without it.

 “I’ll be meeting with lawmakers, legal minds, corporate leaders and citizens of all stripes who are seeking to find consensus on this issue so that, once and for all, we can move forward as a state.”

 

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