Kim Davis has given Kentucky a bad name, and over 200 business are uniting to prove that the state is friendly and open for business for the LGBT community. Coming together to form the Kentucky Competitive Workforce Coalition, businesses are backing “long-stalled legislation aimed at protecting gay, bisexual and transgender Kentuckians from discrimination in the workplace, housing and public places,” according to Kentucky.com.
Besides the ethical advantages of passing such legislation, Kentucky hopes that equal protections will attract more businesses and more competitive workers.
“As we recruit the best and brightest from around the country, we need to show that we have the inclusive and competitive atmosphere where they want to live, where they want to work and they want to raise their families,” Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville. said.
Eight cities within Kentucky have passed local ordinances that ban discrimination on sexual orientation.