Johnson says the expansion could lead to Casey's hiring at least 80 more office workers there over the next five years.
Exec says Casey's plans to expand Ankeny headquarters →
"For us, it was important to eradicate (the defense), regardless of use," said Brian Johnson, the CEO of Equality Illinois, which backed the ban. "It makes our identity sufficient reason for murder. We never wanted it to be used going forward."
Activists to copy Illinois 'gay panic defense' ban elsewhere →