Salesforce Cancels Programs in Indiana in Protest of Anti-Gay Bill

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The controversy over Indiana’s new anti-gay law continues to grow. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, said that his company was canceling all its programs in Indiana in response to Gov. Mike Pence (R) signing a new law that could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex customers based on religious objections.

Pence signed the legislation on Thursday. A number of businesses warned that there could be blowback to the governor signing the legislation. Gen Con, a major table top gaming convention, threatened to pull its convention out but its contract isn’t up until 2020. Actor/activist George Takei, NBA star Jason Collins, and the Eli Lilly company, one of the state’s largest employers, have all spoken out against the law.

Salesforce is a cloud computing company which has headquarters in San Francisco. It acquired ExactTarget, an Indianapolis-based software company for $2.5 billion last year.

Salesforce Senior Director for Corporate Communications Gina Sheilbley told TPM it had no additional comments beyond what Benioff’s tweets.

This post was updated.

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