The amendment alters IC 22-9-1-10 which requires every contract by state or local government to contain a provision that prohibits the contractor, as an employer, from discriminating against an employee based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.
The amendment adds a subsection that says the contract doesn’t have to prohibit religious discrimination if the contractor is a school, educational, or charitable religious institution owned or conducted by or affiliated with a church or religious institution.
Honest to Goodness, Indiana!
Update: Speaker Bosma apparently doesn’t think this is a good idea and, according to Tony Cook, writing for the Indy Star, will have the bill recommitted to have the amendment stripped out. Still, this doesn’t seem like the sort of language that ought to require a lot of legislative procedural contortions to defeat.