What effect do you expect or predict this Executive Order to have on employers who are not directly affected by said Order? Particularly in states where discrimination against LGBTQIA+ community members is not illegal? Will this set a precedent to move toward employment protection inclusion for our community in that regard?
The vast majority of Fortune 500 companies and the top 5 federal contractors already prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity because they know it’s good for business. We are confident that our actions will send a signal to employers all across the country. It’s the right thing to do and it’s smart for business.