Since Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” or the “License to Discriminate” against gay people bill into law, the backlash has been swift and all across the country.
Several companies, including Angie’s List, the NBA, the WNBA, the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Apple, Sales Force, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the NCAA, the video game convention Gen Con and Eli Lilly have spoken out against the law or have outright pulled all business from the state. Now, Subaru has hopped into the mix:
We at Subaru do not agree with any legislation that allows for discrimination, or any behavior or act that promotes any form of discrimination,” said Michael McHale, director of corporate communications for Subaru of America. “Furthermore, we do not allow discrimination in our own operations, including our operations in the state of Indiana. We will certainly continue to take the issue of non-discrimination into consideration as part of our decision-making processes.”
Source: The Advocate
Subaru has long been an advocate of LGBT people. In fact, they market themselves that way. They sponsored the show “The L Word,” and sponsored the Logo network. The Subaru Outback is considered the number one lesbian car, and the company isn’t complaining. In 2006, they even released this ad with two gay men:
General Motors is also considered an LGBT friendly car company, but, despite building cars in Indiana, they have not yet spoken out. Toyota and Honda also have plants in Indiana and so far, nothing from them.