On Monday, Attorney General Curtis Hill issued an official opinion that the Indiana BMV is not permitted to allow Hoosiers to use a gender-neutral marker on their licenses. State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) had the following response to the issued opinion:

“Why are we so against inclusion in our state? We are all human beings, deserving of dignity, and I applaud the BMV for recognizing that. Last year, the agency took steps to make the process of obtaining a license more inclusive and more accurate. The fact that our AG spends his time attacking people in our state shows that he doesn’t know what Hoosier Hospitality really means. The more we push back against common decency, the more the rest of the country will look down upon our state. Doesn’t Curtis Hill have more pressing things to worry about right now?”