NIKE’s CEO issued this statement today denouncing Indiana’s “license to discriminate” law and reiterates support for the LGBT community.
“NIKE proudly stands for inclusion for all. We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. NIKE has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana which is bad for our employees, bad for our consumers, bad for business and bad for society as a whole. We hope Indiana will quickly resolve this.”
As one of the world’s largest athletic apparel companies, NIKE is a longtime supporter of the LGBT community.
NIKE supported marriage equality in Oregon from the beginning, established LGBT protections for employees early on, and received a perfect 100 percent score on HRC’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index.