Business Roundtable Welcomes Introduction of Equality Act

March 13, 2019

Washington – Business Roundtable today released a statement welcoming introduction of the Equality Act in the House and Senate.

“We thank Representative Cicilline and Senator Merkley for their leadership on this important legislation, which would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” said Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten. “Business Roundtable members believe promoting diversity and inclusion is core to their responsibility as leaders, and we urge Congress to enact the Equality Act without delay.”

Last week, Business Roundtable sent a letter to Congress in support of the Equality Act. The letter, which reflects the views of more than 200 CEOs of America’s largest companies, was signed by IBM Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty in her capacity as Chair of the Roundtable’s Education and Workforce Committee.