In Two Weeks, Indiana Business Coalition Calling for LGBT Non-Discrimination Doubles

By Adam Polaski • December 16, 2015 • 11:46 am

Two weeks ago, dozens of businesses in Indiana came together to launch Indiana Competes, the coalition of businesses calling for LGBT non-discrimination protections in Indiana – and now, membership in the coalition has more than doubled! More than 300 businesses and associations have signed the Indiana Competes business pledge calling for a statewide law protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, citing that the law is critical to growing Indiana’s economy.

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The NCAA National Office is one of the recent additions to the coalition. Today Bernard Franklin, the NCAA national office’s Chief Inclusion Officer & Executive Vice President, Education and Community Engagement, said:

The NCAA national office in Indianapolis supports making Indiana a welcoming and inclusive place for people to work, live and enjoy. The national office is proud to join Indiana Competes as the coalition works to establish fair and equitable policies for all.

Freedom for All Americans Executive Director Matt McTighe applauded all of the businesses who have signed on in support of treating all Hoosiers fairly and equally. He said:

“Hoosier businesses know that extending current non-discrimination protections to include gay and transgender individuals is good for Indiana’s reputation and economy. Freedom for All Americans is proud to work with the NCAA and the 300 business leaders across the state to ensure Indiana is open and welcoming to all.”

Learn more about Indiana Competes here – and click here to get a snapshot of the fight for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination in Indiana.


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