More execs publicly speak out about Indiana’s ‘anti-gay’ law

CEOs of companies including Eli Lilly, Dow AgroSciences and Anthem penned a letter to Gov. Mike Pence asking him to ensure the law ‘will not sanction or encourage discrimination.’ (Update)

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Last week, the heads of a handful of organizations stepped forward to criticize Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that critics say could lead to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

CEOs of nine companies with presences in Indiana signed a letter addressed to Gov. Mike Pence, Senate President Pro Tem David Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma. It reads, in part:

All of our companies seek to promote fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our employees must not feel unwelcome in the place where they work and live.

As we seek to attract and retain great talent from Indiana and around the world, it is critical that we make it clear that Indiana is the welcoming state we all believe it to be. As leaders in the Indiana business community, we call on you to take immediate action to ensure that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not sanction or encourage discrimination against any residents or visitors to our state by anyone.

Signees include the CEOs of Angie’s List, Eli Lilly, Anthem, Cummins, Dow AgroSciences and Salesforce.

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