Talking Pride in the Home Town of Vice President Mike Pence

| June 17, 2017

Upworthy’s Erin Canty talks about pride with LGBTQ activists in the home town of Vice President Mike Pence:

As governor in 2015. Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that essentially allowed individuals and small businesses to discriminate on the basis of religion.

Activists there including longtime resident Sondra Bolte protested and Pence signed a “fix” a few days later.

Now that Pence has left state government for Washington, DC, many in Columbus are cautiously optimistic, Canty reports.

“People like Mike Pence have the means and power to do serious damage.”

“They can strip away the rights, freedoms, and privileges everyone deserves. But they can’t take away passion, resilience, or pride, even in the place they hold most dear. Not now. Not ever.”

“And that’s something to celebrate.”

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