EBay Official: Company Won’t Move Jobs To Utah If It Doesn’t Pass LGBT Employment Protections

eBay General Counsel Brandon Pace warned Utah lawmakers on Thursday that the company may reconsider relocating 3,000 workers to the state if it does not extend employment protections the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The state is currently considering such a measure, sponsored by state Sen. Ben McAdams (D). At a discussion with business leaders about the proposed legislation, McAdams added that 70 percent of Utah residents support statewide housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.