Major Tennessee Employers Object To Anti-LGBT Bills In Joint Letter: Ikea, Hilton, Unilever, Marriott, Nike, More

The Tennessean reports:

IKEA, Lyft, Hilton and Warby Parker and several other businesses operating in Tennessee are speaking out against legislation affecting LGBT individuals, arguing the proposed bills will make employee recruitment more difficult and harm the state’s business climate.

These companies, which sent a signed letter to Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Glen Casada, join a growing list of major employers publicly opposed to legislation that allow child placement agencies to deny same-sex couples on religious grounds and that requires the state’s attorney general to defend school districts determining bathroom use for transgender students.

Marriott International, MassMutual, Nike, InterContinental Hotels Group, Salesforce, Unilever and Replacements also signed the letter, dated Tuesday. Warner Music Group, Curb Records and AllianceBernstein have previously issued statements voicing their concerns about the bills.

The adoption bill is authored by GOP Rep. Tim Rudd.