Surprise. The often poisonous U.S. Chamber of Commerce is to be applauded — for its endorsement of the Equality Act to extend workplace civil rights protection to LGBT people.
It’s good for business says the chamber. In a publicity release, a chamber letter said:
The findings show that – among other benefits – inclusive policies and practices allow companies to better recruit and retain top talent.
Currently, 29 states – including Arkansas – have no laws preventing workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In these states, LGBT employees can legally be fired or discriminated against in the workplace.
The U.S. Chamber is often a bell cow for Arkansas’s Republicans in Congress. Might it bring French Hill, Rick Crawford, Bruce Westerman, Steve Womack, Tom Cotton