What’s the cost of intolerance? Billions of dollars worth of business, as Indiana is about to find out.
In an interview with Re/code, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff threatened a “slow rolling of sanctions” if the state doesn’t recant on a law allowing businesses to refuse to serve the LGBT community on religious grounds without fear of legal repercussion.
Salesforce, a cloud computing company which has a market capitalization of nearly $43 billion and employs close to 3000 in Indianapolis – having just acquired email marketing company ExactTarget for $2.5 billion – has already cancelled upcoming events held in Indiana.
The move follows a letter sent Wednesday by Benioff and six other tech executives asking Indiana Governor Mike Pence to veto the controversial legislation dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“As leaders of technology companies, we not only disagree with this legislation on a personal level, but the RFRA will adversely impact our ability to recruit and retain theRead More »from Salesforce cancels events in Indiana over anti-LGBT law