NewsPublic Affairs / November 13, 2015

New Coalition Of Indiana Businesses Pushing For Anti-Discrimination Law

Indiana Competes joins the fight for LGBT rights already being waged by Freedom Indiana, a broad group of government and community leaders, businesses and individuals, and Tech for Equality, a group of tech companies led by former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle. LGBT, Freedom Indiana, Tech for Equality, Indiana, anti-discrimination law, Indiana Competes2015-11-13T00:00:00-05:00

INDIANAPOLIS -- Businesses from around the Hoosier State are forming another coalition advocating for an LGBT anti-discrimination law.

Indiana Competes joins the fight for LGBT rights already being waged by Freedom Indiana, a broad group of government and community leaders, businesses and individuals, and Tech for Equality, a group of tech companies led by former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle.  But Indiana Competes initiative manager Peter Hanscom says he’s not worried about any redundancy the new group might create.

“Adding more voices into this conversation only further highlights the necessity, right, that we really need to pass meaningful legislation this session,” Hanscom said.

And Hanscom says he’s not concerned the different groups will be sending mixed messages, because they all have the same core tenet.

“And that is that we need full protections in employment, in housing and the public accommodation for sexual orientation and gender identity,” he said.

Indiana Competes will be comprised of businesses large and small from around the state, though Hanscom says they’re not yet ready to unveil a roster.

 

 

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