When Annette Gross made plans for a rally in Indianapolis against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, she had only hoped for 100 people to show up.
“I’m a superstitious person,” said the Carmel mom, who started a Facebook page about the rally only a few days earlier. “I don’t like to say we’re going to do this or that. But we got ’em.”
Instead, several thousand attended the rally. Gross, an advocate for the LGBT community, couldn’t believe her eyes when she looked out onto the crowd in Downtown Indianapolis on Saturday.
The number of protesters quickly grew as the crowd marched from Monument Circle to the Indiana Statehouse to express their displeasure with Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who signed the legislation Thursday.
“No hate in our state,” they shouted.