The backlash against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision yesterday to sign into law a bill allowing businesses to discriminate against individuals based upon religious beliefs is growing (and growing and growing).
Yesterday we told you about the CEO of Salesforce, a global cloud computing company that made over $5 billion in total annual revenue last year, announcing that he would be canceling all programs that require travel to Indiana. Similarly, the NCAA released a statement saying it would be re-evaluating its relationship with Indiana in the wake of the new “license to discriminate” law, and a change.org petition is already underway asking the NCAA to move the Big Ten Football Championship out of Indianapolis.
Outsports founder Cyd Zeigler, meanwhile, has pledged to ask every person he does business with in Indianapolis next weekend during the Men’s Final Four match-up whether or not they have a problem serving LGBT people.
And these are just the tip of the backlash iceberg Pence has brought to his state. Politicians, businesses, advocacy groups, actors and more are speaking out.
Check out some of the big names joining #BoycottIndiana below:
Hey @GovPenceIN, how can you sleep at night??? Are you a human being??
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 27, 2015
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) March 26, 2015
My family has deep roots in Indiana. I was born there and have always been proud to be a Hoosier. Now, not so much. #BoycottIndiana
— Cleve Jones (@CleveJones1) March 27, 2015
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 27, 2015
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) March 27, 2015
Boycotting Indiana is like boycotting prison. It’s disingenuous pretending I would ever want to go there in the first place! #BoycottIndiana
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) March 27, 2015
Indiana’s anti-gay ‘Religious Freedom’ bill signed by Gov. Pence is absurd & insulting. This is 2015. Ridiculous. #RFRA
— Larry King (@kingsthings) March 27, 2015
Indiana are you also going to allow Christian establishments to ban Jews from coming in? Or Vice Versa? Religious freedom??? #OUTRAGE
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) March 27, 2015
— Christine Quinn (@chriscquinn) March 26, 2015
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 26, 2015
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 27, 2015
San Fancisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today he will ban all city-funded trips to Indiana.
And Miley Cyrus, for her part, called Pence an “asshole” in an Instagram post.