April 1st, 2015

Warren Buffett tells Poppy Harlow: Sexual Orientation Should Be Protected By Law

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has several subsidiaries that are headquartered in Indiana, and virtually all of them conduct business in the state.

During a sit-down interview with CNN Anchor and Correspondent Poppy Harlow, Buffett weighed in on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, saying sexual orientation should be a protected class in the state: “If people can exercise discrimination based on sexual orientation, then it’s wrong.”

When asked by Harlow whether or not he would consider moving any Berkshire Hathaway businesses out of the state following the implementation of this controversial measure, Buffett responded: “… our managers run their businesses. I have never told them what to do in terms of a political decision.”

The full interview will be released Thursday, April 1st on, and will air on CNN Newsroom Weekend with Poppy Harlow.

The complete transcript is available on request.