Over 40 US tech leaders urge legislators to “forbid” LGBT discrimination

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    Apr 02, 2015 3:37 AM GMT

    Read their statement in the HRC link


    CEOs of Twitter, eBay, Square, other firms ask for changes to civil rights laws
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/over-40-us-tech-leaders-urge-legislators-to-forbid-lgbt-discrimination/

    A letter posted to the Human Rights Campaign blog on Wednesday, signed by CEOs and executives representing 42 tech companies across the United States, urged legislators around the country to update their states' civil rights laws in the wake of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

    Update: More Tech Industry Leaders Make Unprecedented & Historic Joint Statement to Legislators
    http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/tech-industry-leaders-make-unprecedented-historic-joint-statement-to-legisl


    Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm
    Mark Pincus, Chairman, Zynga
    Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp
    Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce
    Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square
    Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
    Logan Green, CEO, Lyft
    Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb
    Joe Gebbia, CPO, Airbnb
    Nathan Blecharczyk, CTO, Airbnb
    Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angel
    John Donahoe, CEO, Ebay
    Paul Graham, CoFounder, YCombinator
    Rich Barton, Chairman, Zillow Group
    Chad Hurley, CEO, Mixbit
    Adora Cheung, CEO, Homejoy
    Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote
    Trevor Traina, CEO, IfOnly
    Nirav Tolia, CEO, Nextdoor
    Dion Lim, CEO, NextLesson
    Bret Taylor, CEO, Quip
    Joe Lonsdale, Managing Partner, Formation 8
    Thomas Layton, Chairman, Elance-odesk
    Fabio Rosati, CEO, Elance-odesk
    Dave Morin, CEO, Path
    Mark Goldstein, Chairman, BackOps
    Kevin Rose, CEO, North Technologies
    Yves Behar, CCO, Jawbone
    Padmasree Warrior, CTSO, Cisco Systems
    Tony Conrad, CEO, about.me
    Sunil Paul, CEO, Sidecar
    Michael Moritz, Chairman, Sequoia Capital
    Dan Schulman, President, PayPal
    Devin Wenig, President, eBay Marketplaces
    Robert Hohman, CEO, Glassdoor
    Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective
    Mohan Warrior, CEO, Alphalight
    David Spector, CEO, ThirdLove

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    Post Release:

    Shervin Pishevar, CoFounder, Sherpa Ventures
    David Karp, CEO, Tumblr
    Reid Hoffman, Chairman, Linkedin
    Kevin Ryan, Chairman, Gilt
    Michael Birch, CoFounder, Bebo
    Hosain Rahman, CEO, Jawbone
    John Zimmer, President, Lyft
    Bill Ready, CEO, Braintree
    Jon Oringer, CEO, Shutterstock Images
    Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox
    Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital
    Douglas Merrill, CEO, ZestFinance
    Tom Sheahan, CEO, RedOxygen
    Brian Samelson, CEO, eMaint.com
    Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 02, 2015 3:46 AM GMT
    This is awesome, and it shows where the mainstream of America is, and where our future lies.
    The GOP used to be the "Party of Business" but now they are the party of angry old rednecks.