TechNet Applauds the Passage of the Equality Act in the U.S. House
Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today applauded the passage of The Equality Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill prohibits discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community when it comes to employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. The following statement can be attributed to Peter Chandler, TechNet’s Vice President of Federal Policy and Government Relations:
“The technology industry is committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that reflects our nation. We have successfully advocated for LGBTQ protections at the state level for years and will continue to do so in any federal legislation. TechNet's stance is unambiguous. We oppose all forms of discrimination on the basis of nationality, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
“Businesses thrive when they are open to everyone. Removing institutional barriers and expanding LGBTQ protections will lead to more opportunity, innovation, and economic growth across our country. We applaud the House for passing this important legislation and encourage the Senate to quickly do the same.”