Mayor Ballard: RFRA will not define Indianapolis

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard speaks March 30, 2015 about the Religious Freedom Reformation Act. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard spoke Monday afternoon about the controversial Religious Freedom Reformation Act signed into law last week by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Ballard said he is signing an executive order that will require anyone doing business with the city to abide by Indianapolis’ human rights ordinance.

Ballard also said the passing of RFRA will not define Indianapolis.

Although Ballard released a statement about RFRA last week, Monday was the first time he publicly spoke about the law.

The mayor also had business leaders with him Monday, who offered similar comments in opposition to RFRA.

The City-County Council passed a resolution on RFRA Monday night at its meeting that will ask the General Assembly to repeal RFRA.

Click here for complete coverage of RFRA, including statements given Monday morning by state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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