Ohio CPA Society Supports Effort for LGBT Nondiscrimination Policies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Society of CPAs has joined Ohio Business Competes, a coalition of businesses and organizations aimed at achieving LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.

The state CPA society, which represents 27,000 members, has officially backed House Bill 160, which would expand Ohio’s civil rights law to provide legal protections for sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The bill is currently before the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.

“OSCPA represents accounting and business leaders who are driving Ohio’s economy in communities throughout the state,” said society President and CEO Scott Wiley in a release. “Adding our support to Ohio Business Competes is one way we can work to ensure Ohio is positioned to compete nationally and internationally for the best and brightest workers and business partners.”

Ohio Business Competes’ mission, according to its website, is to “achieve nondiscrimination policies at the state level to attract the best talent, to increase business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships, and to grow Ohio’s economy.” The group has more than 200 members, including BP, Whirlpool, Campbell’s, PNC, United Way chapters, Ohio State University, GE and several health-care systems.

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