Content Filed Under: Business Support

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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For Open To All Week, Small Business Owners Speak Out for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 11:12 am A summary of the simoprtant work Freedom For All Americans has done in creating a smallq
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New Ad From Movement Advancement Project Highlights “Open to All” Business Campaign

By Shane Stahl • March 13, 2018, 1:37 pm Our partners at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) today released a new ad featuring small business owners as part of their “Open to All” campaign, the effort to promote businesses being inclusive of LGBTQ people.
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Walgreens Issues Company-Wide Directive on Equal Treatment for Transgender Customers

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 5:13 pm Walgreens has announced it will change its restroom policies to ensure full dignity for transgender customers.
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American Bar Association Passes Resolution Supporting Title VII Protections for Transgender People

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 10:05 am On Monday, the American Bar Association passed a resolution asking Jeff Sessions to reverse policies denying Title VII protections for transgender people.
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Ohio Chamber of Commerce Officially Endorses HB 160, Statewide Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Shane Stahl • January 22, 2018, 12:47 pm For the first time, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has given their powerful endorsement to LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation.
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Amazon Narrows Its Search For New World Headquarters, Highlighting Importance of LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 18, 2018, 4:11 pm Today, Amazon revealed the much-anticipated list of 20 cities it is considering as finalists for its second world headquarters, informally known as HQ2.
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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."
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Across the Country, 500+ Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2017, 11:32 am Days before the United States Supreme Court argument in 'Masterpiece Cakeshop,' 500+ small businesses are uniting to show their support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Report: Small Businesses Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 18, 2017, 8:56 am On Thursday, November 16, the Small Business Majority released a report detailing polling it had conducted in five different states: North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. Overall, the report definitively states that small business believe discriminatory practices against LGBTQ customers is bad for business, and should not be allowed by law.
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Small Business Leaders Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination & Equal Treatment for All

November 10, 2017, 10:25 am

Across the country, small business leaders are speaking out about the need for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination law. An upcoming Supreme Court case has shined the spotlight now more than ever on the need to treat all customers equally and with respect – and small business owners know that businesses open to the public must be open to everyone.

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Kentucky Attorney Advocates For Change In The Courtroom

November 7, 2017, 11:23 am Seeing the Kim Davis kerfuffle in her own state came almost as a personal affront to Shannon. After all, her case was one of the cases considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell, and her work paved the way for the historic decision.
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Mississippi Architect: Why Discrimination is Bad for Business

November 3, 2017, 6:50 pm Though Jeff thinks it’s important to draw upon his expertise if a client is making a bad decision about a building project, he explained that “in no way, shape, or form would I ever consider (nor do I think anyone should consider) telling people they’re living a certain way or the wrong way.
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Colorado Photographer Outlines Difference Between Art and Commerce in LGBTQ Discrimination Case

October 31, 2017, 6:37 pm "No one is preventing this baker from creating beautiful cake works of art. No one is infringing on that right. But as soon as he put up that shingle and said, 'I'm a bakery, open for business, it's different."
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Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in U.S. Supreme Court Case

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 3:11 pm Freedom for All Americans is proud to have partnered with these organizations on the development and outreach for this brief, amplifying the argument and identifying key small businesses to add their voices and stories to the narrative. 
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Arizona Judge Protects LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Phoenix

By Adam Polaski • October 27, 2017, 10:41 am The decision from a Maricopa County Superior Court judge found that a retail store that sells wedding invitations and other wedding-related stationary and objections cannot be exempt from the city of Phoenix's non-discrimination ordinance.