Indiana lawmakers to discuss ongoing LGBT rights debate

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state lawmakers plan to convene Tuesday to discuss what recommendations should be made for the upcoming legislative session regarding rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the meeting Tuesday comes after efforts failed last legislative session when the state drew widespread opposition of a religious objections law that critics said amounted to an invitation to discriminate against gay people.

Republican state Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle says a compromise appears unlikely as neither LGBT advocates nor religious conservatives have budged from their stances.

The Indy Chamber and advocacy group Freedom Indiana say they’re focusing on familiarizing people with the discrimination that gay and transgender residents can encounter as well as helping cities develop ordinances to ban discrimination against LGBT people.

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