Politicians and business folks in other states may be wishy-washy when it comes to human rights, but over here on the Left Coast, community leaders have been pretty vocal in opposition to that new religious freedom law in Indiana that allows business owners to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Zillow’s co-founder Rich Barton tweeted this in response to a very poorly timed ad for the State of Indiana on the back cover of Forbes magazine:
— Rich Barton (@Rich_Barton) April 1, 2015
Granted, most print magazines have at least three-month lead times, so it would have been nearly impossible for Forbes to pull this in time, but there you have it — an ad that says the State of Indiana wants your business. Except, of course, as Barton points out, if you’re gay.
The ad is part of the “A State That Works” campaign. As more companies, organizations and groups talk about boycotting the state, Indiana is not going to be a state that works for many unless they take that law off the books.