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Today Red Hat joined with more than 60 other companies in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in U.S. Federal District Court opposing a state law (North Carolina House Bill 2 or HB2) that enables discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Red Hat spoke out early against HB2, and our friend-of-the-court brief supports the position that the law is discriminatory and stigmatizes transgender persons. A rich pool of diverse voices that represents different perspectives, interests, and questions is critical to our business and our communities.
As we note in the brief, "diversity and inclusion are integral aspects" of Red Hat’s operations and "critical to our ability to compete in an increasingly varied and global marketplace."