South Bend, Indiana just passed a law banning employment (and housing) discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The South Bend Tribune reported today that supporters of the law, such as Mayor Pete Buttigieg, cited the need to improve business prospects: “In today’s economy and today’s competition for talent — if we fail that test, if we remain outside the American mainstream any longer — South Bend could be typecast as a prejudiced and backward-looking community and our economic comeback will be that much harder to bring about.”