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Chamber Condemns Missouri House Bill 2173


The Mid-America LGBT Chamber condemns Missouri House Bill 2173 which runs contrary to the 2015 Supreme Court decision affirming Marriage Equality.

Missouri a great place to do business. In fact, Missouri is in the top 20 of all U.S. States in attracting new business to our community. In the interest of remaining economically competitive, we must focus on legislation that features Missouri as an inclusive state to live, work, and play.

The Chamber therefore condemns Missouri House Bill 2173 (HB2173), which runs contrary to the 2015 Supreme Court decision affirming Marriage Equality, as an indicator to our citizens, businesses, and the rest of the country that the state does not support diversity or LGBT equality.

The Chamber encourages Missouri legislators to consider the impact of anti-LGBT legislation on the state’s ability to compete for new business, attract national events, and other economic opportunities. Furthermore, we insist Missouri lawmakers remain committed to introducing policy that expands our ability to fuel economic growth in the region.

The Chamber is actively engaged with legislators, the business community, and community outreach groups to stop HB2173 and any other anti-LGBT bills in the 2020 legislative session. However, we also encourage all our members to get involved.

Please take a moment to contact the House Majority Leadership to share your opposition and concern over Missouri House Bill 2173:

Elijah Haahr
Speaker of the House
(573) 751-2210

Rob Vescovo
Majority Floor Leader
(573) 751-3607

John Eggleston
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
(573) 751-4285

About the Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce exists to advocate for the Chamber's Public Policy Platform and influence legislation at all levels of government, furthering the economic well-being of its members. For more information or to contact the Policy Committee, please contact

Leon Harden (He/Him/His)

Leon Harden
Chamber Board Member
Public Policy Chair


David Johnson
Public Policy Co-Chair

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Contact Information

For all general and media inquiries, please contact the office of the Executive Director of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Suzanne Wheeler (She/Her/Hers)

Suzanne Wheeler
Executive Director

Call:   (816) 474-3558
Mail:   P.O. Box 5961, Kansas City, Missouri 65171

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