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USA: Oil executives & other state business leaders denounce “bathroom bill” that would discriminate against transgender people

Author: Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post (USA), Published on: 2 August 2017

"Houston oil executives join Dallas business leaders in denouncing Texas ‘bathroom bill’", 1 August 2017

More than 50 Houston business leaders, including heads of Texas’s top oil companies, signed a letter to Governor Greg Abbott, opposing controversial legislation that would restrict bathroom usage in government buildings and public schools based on the sex stated on birth certificates... Among those who signed the letter were John Mingé, chairman and president of BP America; Jeff Miller, president and chief executive of Halliburton; Bruce Culpepper, president of Shell Oil Co.; and Linda DuCharme, president of ExxonMobil Global Services... “As members of Houston’s business community, we write to express our concern with the proposed ‘bathroom bill’ being considered in this special legislative session,” the letter stated. “We support diversity and inclusion, and we believe that any such bill risks harming Texas’ reputation and impacting the state’s economic growth and ability to create new jobs.” (Refers to: AT&T, American Airlines, BP, ExxonMobil, IBM, Halliburton, PayPal, Shell Oil Co., Southwest Airlines, Target, Texas Instruments)

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Related companies: American Airlines AT&T BP eBay ExxonMobil Halliburton IBM Shell Southwest Airlines Target Texas Instruments