Mayor Ballard: RFRA will not define Indianapolis

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.