Honda operates three auto plants in the state, an engine plant and a transmission plant, along with a major R&D Center.
According to the organization’s website, there are 21 states with policies to protect employees from being denied jobs based on issues of perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Ohio is not included on that list. The coalition argues discriminatory laws can drive away talented workers needed to fill high-tech career fields.
“Treating LGBT people fairly and welcoming them warmly costs nothing and would change our state’s brand for the better, while creating quantifiable, long-term economic benefits,” the coalition states on its website.