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One of the most important communities regarding the fight for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections is the business community. Through their economic influence, they have the ability to sway and start discussions regarding the need for comprehensive non-discrimination laws. Here, a selection of businesses who have gone on record as supportive of the effort to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

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Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

By Communications Team • November 17, 2021, 4:00 am The companies joining this statement do business, create jobs, and serve customers throughout the United States. Our businesses strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone who works for us or does business with us to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves.
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Florida Chamber Leaders Call on Congress to Pass Federal Protections

By Lola Olateju • October 28, 2021, 10:19 am As the leaders of chambers of commerce and economic development corporations in Florida, we know that innovation and inclusion aren’t optional – they help businesses thrive and keep our state competitive for economic investment.
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Safeguarding LGBTQ rights can boost Nebraska’s economy

Omaha World-Herald • July 18, 2021, 11:53 am Nebraska is losing its competitive edge. That’s my respectfully blunt assessment. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the nation are reevaluating where they will be headquartered. At the same time, a large segment of the national workforce is re-evaluating where they want to live. We have an opportunity to make Nebraska a top contender for both, but we’re holding ourselves back from economic growth. A lack of comprehensive nondiscrimination protections has made it harder for our company, and others like it, to recruit talent
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Equality Act right for nation

Lincoln Journal Star • June 15, 2021, 10:26 am As a small business owner, my bottom line is critically important. It ensures the business I’ve owned and operated for 11 years in Lincoln and Omaha can thrive and my obligations to my family, 19 employees, clients and community can be met. When something threatens my bottom line, I identify the problem and take action, which is exactly what we need to do in Nebraska right now.
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Ohio businesses like mine back LGBTQ rights. Equality Act would add to protections • May 4, 2021, 3:36 pm A strong economy is a nimble and expanding economy. It’s one which rapidly adapts in response to the ever-changing world. As president and CEO of NatureVation Outdoor Adventures, a small business which tells the stories of Ohio’s history through nature, I know that diversity enriches business and that adapting, be it to pandemic restrictions or to client interests, is critical for business survival.
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The Business Case for the Equality Act

Including LGBTQ people in America’s nondiscrimination protections would deliver real value to large and small businesses and to national, state, and local economies.
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It’s time for legislators to pass the Ohio Fairness Act

The Columbus Dispatch • November 29, 2020, 11:54 am On behalf of our respective businesses and the Ohio Business Competes coalition, we implore the Ohio General Assembly to pass the Ohio Fairness Act (House Bill 369 and Senate Bill 11).
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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story Collection

By Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon Join 40 Major Employers Opposing State-Based Legislation Targeting Trans Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 27, 2020, 4:24 pm On the eve of Idaho potentially becoming the first state in the nation this year to pass a law specifically targeting transgender people, Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon today joined more than 40 major employers in a previously released open letter, calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.
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40 Major Businesses Oppose State-Based Legislation Targeting Transgender Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 11, 2020, 11:28 am Today, more than 40 major employers released an open letter calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose dozens of bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.
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35 Corporations and 107 Small Businesses Sign Letter Opposing Discrimination in Tennessee

February 5, 2020, 1:21 pm Today, 35 corporations and 107 small businesses released an open letter opposing discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and calling upon lawmakers to not pursue any further harmful bills this legislative session. This letter was organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with support from Freedom for All Americans, GLAAD and HRC.
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FFAA’s New Year’s Resolution: Continue the Fight For Nondiscrimination Protections in the Next Decade

By Shane Stahl • December 30, 2019, 4:27 pm As we approach the new year, how do we keep the momentum going towards our ultimate goal of securing nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people, in all areas of life, in every state across the country? Here’s a list of FFAA’s New Year’s Resolutions – ways to help move us forward in 2020:   
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2,000+ Signers File Nearly 50 Briefs to U.S. Supreme Court in Support of LGBTQ Protections

July 3, 2019, 1:07 pm Today more than 2,000 organizations and individuals are filing 49 friend-of-the-court briefs in three LGBTQ nondiscrimination cases arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits LGBTQ discrimination. 

Small Businesses Are Standing Up Against LGBTQ Discrimination — Now More Than Ever

May 10, 2019, 9:41 am
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How Business Coalitions are Redefining LGBTQ Advocacy

March 12, 2019, 2:25 pm There is perhaps no clearer case study on the positive intersection of business and social issues than the rise in business activism on LGBTQ rights.
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