NCAA joins 300 Hoosier businesses calling for nondiscrimination reform

December 16, 2015 • 5:14 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, the NCAA national office announced that they have joined Indiana Competes, a coalition of more than 300 Indiana businesses dedicated to securing nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers.

In a statement released by Indiana Competes, Bernard Franklin, chief inclusion officer and executive vice president of education and community engagement stated:

“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.”

Matt McTighe, executive director of Freedom for All Americans, a partner of Indiana Competes, hailed the announcement.

“Hoosier businesses know that extending current nondiscrimination protections to include gay and transgender individuals is good for Indiana’s reputation and economy,” McTighe said.  “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.”

A complete list of businesses that have joined the coalition can be found  Business interested in supporting nondiscrimination reform for gay and transgender Hoosiers can sign up on the website.

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring every gay and transgender American is fully protected from discrimination under the law, no matter where they live. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses big and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.

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