The Business Case for LGBT Equality

Mar 10, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT
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Jim Green


Caroline Joiner


Karrie League


Franz Paasche


In a majority of states, there are no clear state laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Over the past two years, there have been bills and ballot initiatives proposed and passed that eliminate non-discrimination protections or that explicitly authorize discrimination by individuals, businesses, and state and local agencies. These policies have already had a devastating impact on the ability to attract the best talent and investment in states like North Carolina and Indiana. How can the tech industry make a strong business case for equality to defeat these measures?

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