The Human Rights Campaign reports on the announcement that Apple, Dow Chemical and Levi Strauss support a federal law guaranteeing non-discrimination in employment for LGBT Americans

Arkansas’s governor, Asa Hutchinson, and its Republican-controlled legislature have specifically rejected such employment protection in Arkansas and have even approved a law attempting to prevent local governments from providing such protection.

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Arkansas, in short, officially believes and practices discrimination against gay people. Gov. Hutchinson thinks it’s good for economic development, else wouldn’t he support a change in policy or law? Perhaps he should visit Apple sometime.

Polling shows broad support for employment non-discrimination, even among Republican voters, HRC says. Is Arkansas a special preserve of prejudice? The only means we have to judge is the statute book.

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