On Thursday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced plans to avoid the state of Indiana for any future company events following the passage of that state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“Today we are canceling all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination,” Benioff wrote on his personal Twitter account. He then emphasized his “employees’ and customers’ outrage” over the bill and said that he would “dramatically reduce” the company’s investment in Indiana as a result.
Benioff spent much of Thursday posting links to stories about the bill’s passage, most of which referred to its discriminatory aspects and its potential negative impact on Indiana’s LGBTQ community. He also urged technology CEOs to “pay attention to what is happening in Indiana and how it will impact your employees and customers.”