Oakland Mayor latest to join Indiana boycott

OAKLAND (KRON) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is the latest in a series of high-up officials and CEOs boycotting Indiana because of their new law allowing discrimination against members of the LBGT community.

Schaaf announced she has directed the city administrator to not provide funds for city employees to travel to Indiana and has asked the City Council to ban city-paid business travel to the state.

“I join with jurisdictions, private citizens, businesses and other entities around the world in denouncing the State of Indiana’s action and will continue to direct the city administrator to deny the use of City dollars for travel to Indiana as long as this discriminatory law remains in effect,” Schaaf said in a statement.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has also joined the boycott, along with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.

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