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Wal-Mart asks Gov. Hutchinson to veto H.B. 1228

In response to the Arkansas House sending Gov. Asa Hutchinson H.B. 1228 to sign into law, Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company by revenue, released a statement from its CEO, Doug McMillan, asking the governor to veto the bill. H.B. 1228 would permit discrimination against LGBT people, people of color, religious minorities, women and other minority groups […]

Nike president and CEO condemns Indiana’s new anti-LGBT law

As major corporations, business leaders, and organizations continue to speak out against the discriminatory new anti-LGBT law in Indiana, Nike, Inc. President and CEO Mark Parker provided the following statement to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC): “Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all. We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination.   Nike has […]

Arkansas passes religious freedom bill similar to Indiana law

A religious freedom bill that is similar to the Indiana law that has faced national backlash for legalizing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people cleared the Arkansas Legislature Tuesday. The bill will now go before Gov. Asa Hutchinson, where it is expected to be signed. According to The Huffington Post the Arkansas legislation […]

VisitIndy.com highlights Indianapolis’ hospitality to all

Yesterday, visitindy.com added a new graphic to its website to highlight that it welcomes everyone to the city of the Indianapolis. While the nation has been focused upon the issues surrounding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in Indiana last week, it gets lost that many of the citizens of Indiana are fair-minded welcoming people. On […]

Ads show that love comes in all shapes and colors

The new ad campaign created by Brazilian company Zim Colored Powder in collaboration with advertising agency Tuppi uses a set of stunning images of couples, two of which are LGBT, saturated with color, reports Bored Panda. “Our initial intention was very simple: the fact that love is universal,” Zim staff wrote in a blog post, […]

Gov. Pence seeking legislation that makes clear RFRA cannot be used to discriminate

Today, Indiana Governor Mike Pence tried to limit the economic damage and public humiliation he brought to Indiana by signing a widely-denounced, discriminatory anti-LGBT law last Thursday, the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA).  While the national backlash against the harmful measure has been swift and brutal, Pence today asked for legislation to be sent […]

Naming rights agreement reached ‎for Valley View Casino Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Valley View Casino & Hotel and AEG announced today a multi-year extension of the naming rights agreement for Valley View Casino Center, San Diego’s premier venue for live concerts, family entertainment, and sporting events. The deal, first brokered by AEG Global Partnerships in 2010 with the region’s preeminent gaming and entertainment […]

Local Habit celebrates with relaunch

The bustle of Hillcrest was rubbed with Cajun spice last Saturday night when executive chef Nick Brune, creator of Cali-Creole cuisine, celebrated the relaunch of Local Habit with more than 250 of his closest friends. Yes, there was King Cake, thanks to Nomad Donuts. Yes, there was a “second line” march thanks to Euphoria Brass […]

Jeb Bush embraces Indiana anti-LGBT legislation

In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt Monday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush embraced the widely-denounced and discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation that Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law last Thursday.  While the national backlash against the harmful measure has been swift and brutal–and as Pence and Indiana lawmakers who supported the law have said they’re […]

Mayor Faulconer adds his voice to the Indiana controversy

Mayor Faulconer added his voice to the cacophony of political, business and civil rights leaders who have expressed concern over the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act passed in Indiana this week. The mayor has restricted the use of municipal funds for business travel to Indiana. On Monday, Councilman Todd Gloria took the lead by asking […]

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