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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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.
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76 Major Businesses Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • October 11, 2017, 10:59 am Freedom for All Americans is proud to have worked with Lambda Legal, Out Leadership, and the Human Rights Campaign on outreach to businesses, asking them to make their voices loud and clear to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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60 Businesses and Organizations in Arizona File Brief Supporting Phoenix’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2017, 1:52 pm The brief makes the case that protecting LGBTQ people in Arizona from discrimination is strengthens the city's ability to conduct business and boosts the local economy.
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50 Employers Join for First-of-Its-Kind Amicus Brief in Support of Employment Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 12:16 pm Today 50 businesses representing more than 370,000 employees filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., a case being heard by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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10 Ways Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Was Spotlighted in 2016

By Adam Polaski • December 27, 2016, 1:20 am As 2016 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, Freedom for All Americans reflects on the biggest LGBT stories in 2016.
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Businesses in Tennessee Launch Coalition to Support LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • December 13, 2016, 12:22 pm This morning, December 13, nearly 200 businesses across Tennessee launched Tennessee Thrives, a coalition of large and small businesses from almost every industry dedicated to ensuring Tennessee is an open an inclusive state for everyone, including LGBT people.
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Forbes Adds LGBT Equality to Annual Best States for Business Index

By Adam Polaski • November 16, 2016, 12:08 pm Forbes released its best and worst states for businesses in 2016 today, and for the first time ever the rankings include a measure looking at state-level nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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200+ Small Business Owners in Texas Urge Lawmakers to Reject Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2016, 1:57 pm This week in Texas, more than 200 Texas small business owners sent a letter to lawmakers warning that legislation targeting the LGBT community for discrimination will markedly hurt both their businesses and local economies across the state.
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Investors Representing $2.1 Trillion in Assets Are The Latest Voices Calling for HB2’s Repeal

By Megan Clayton • September 28, 2016, 10:28 am Major investors representing $2.1 trillion in collective assets are the latest to add their names to a long list of businesses, advocacy groups and other economic interests opposing North Carolina’s anti-transgender HB 2.
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Freedom for All Americans and SKYY Vodka Proud to Partner on Work to Advance LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • September 14, 2016, 11:58 am Freedom for All Americans is proud to announce a new partnership with SKYY Vodka, a brand with a long history of supporting the LGBT community.