Indiana Chamber of Commerce calls for LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law

The Board of Directors of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, which consists of more than 100 business executives throughout the state, has voted by a wide-margin to endorse a change in Indiana’s civil rights law that would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people.

According Chamber President and CEO Kevin , expanding protections “will increase the state’s future business competitiveness in the recruitment, attraction and retention of talent, as well as enhance respect for all employers and employees.”

The passage of the controversial and potentially discriminatory Religious Freedom Restoration Act this past spring has led to a push by members of the public and businesses to ensure the law protects individuals from discrimination the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  The Chamber of Commerce joins a growing chorus of business leaders in supporting expansion of the civil rights law.

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