Mayor Ed Murray Signs Executive Order Banning Official City Travel to Indiana
Mayor Ed Murray today signed an Executive Order banning official City of Seattle travel by employees to Indiana in response to passage of SB 101.
“Enough is enough,” Mayor Ed Murray said. “Legalized discrimination should not be tolerated. No one should be denied access to critical services simply because of who they are or who they love. My action today sends a strong signal Seattle does not support Indiana’s discriminatory law, rather we stand with those in Indiana fighting for equality.”
“This is a settled issue. We are long passed the day when it is acceptable to discriminate against someone because of the color of their skin, their gender, or who they love. We cannot allow bills like SB 101 to take us back to the 1950s when businesses could deny services to people because of who they are.”
SB 101 could be used by businesses to deny service to LGBT people and others.