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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NCAA Pulls Championship Events from North Carolina Because of Anti-LGBT HB2

By Adam Polaski • September 13, 2016, 10:41 am The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced last night that they will move all previously awarded championship events to North Carolina out of the state because of HB 2.
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New Research Shows Statewide LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws Boost Business Innovation

By Megan Clayton • August 19, 2016, 11:04 am A new study published in the scholarly journal Management Science has found evidence that statewide non-discrimination laws bring in new talent and make states more competitive and innovative.
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Transgender Fashion Model Tracey Norman: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Live Your Truth’

By Adam Polaski • August 17, 2016, 11:58 am Tracey's beautiful comeback story is inspiring – a signal that the world has changed for so many, and a motivation for us to continue pushing forward and committing to lasting, full non-discrimination protections once and for all.
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Reports: Anti-LGBT HB2 Costs North Carolina the NBA All-Star Game, a Loss of $100 Million

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 2:27 pm Now, solely because of the anti-LGBT legislation that the North Carolina General Assembly introduced, passed out of two committees and chambers, and signed into law within 10 hours, North Carolina is continuing to suffer in very tangible, very damaging ways.
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NCAA Unveils New Plans to Prioritize Non-Discrimination in Bids for Host Cities

By Adam Polaski • April 28, 2016, 1:03 pm This week at their quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the Board of Governors of the NCAA voted on a new rule requiring cities wishing to host or bid on NCAA events to demonstrate how they will "provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination."
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In Late-Night, 4-Hour Hearing, Missouri Business Leaders Fight for Non-Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • April 13, 2016, 3:30 pm Businesses from across the country and across the state have united in opposition to SJR 39, and lawmakers should heed their warning and consider the implications this legislation would have on Missouri’s economy.
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80+ Businesses in Missouri Form Coalition to Defeat Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2016, 11:30 am This morning, many of Missouri’s most respected business leaders announced the formation of Missouri Competes, a coalition of 80+ businesses large and small from across the state who oppose Senate Joint Resolution 39.
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Deutsche Bank Cancels $9 Million Expansion at North Carolina Location Because of HB2

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2016, 10:44 am In September 2015, the bank announced its plans to expand its operations in Cary, North Carolina, adding 250 new jobs. This morning, the bank walked back those plans, citing HB2 and saying it was uncomfortable adding these new jobs in a state that discriminates.
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Paypal Withdraws Plans to Open New Global Operations Center in North Carolina Because of HB2

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2016, 10:12 am "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte."
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Businesses and Community Leaders Sound Off Against Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT HB1523, Now Before Gov. Bryant

By Adam Polaski • April 1, 2016, 11:38 am Major businesses – as well as community leaders – have called for urgent action against the discriminatory bill. Here's a round-up of all who have voiced concern, outrage, and opposition so far.
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Entertainment Industry Sends Powerful Message to Georgia’s Governor on Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 25, 2016, 2:00 pm Check out the many entertainment companies specifically saying they'd take their productions – and all of the economic benefits that brings to Georgia – elsewhere if Governor Deal signs HB 757 into law.
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Dozens of Businesses Speak Out Against Discriminatory HB2 in North Carolina

By Adam Polaski • March 25, 2016, 9:01 am Despite having no time to prepare or anticipate the extreme, overreaching scope of the legislation that would be passed through Wednesday's unprecedented special legislative session in North Carolina, business leaders across the country are quickly moving to condemn state lawmakers for their harmful actions.
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Largest Business Association in Missouri Urges Lawmakers to Reject SJR-39

By Adam Polaski • March 18, 2016, 10:19 am "Despite the technical changes in the resolution, the Missouri Chamber cannot ignore the detrimental impact this would have on our state's economy," the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry said this week.
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MasterCard Joins Growing Array of Businesses Speaking Out Against Missouri’s SJR 39

By Megan Clayton • March 16, 2016, 12:02 pm President of Technologies and Operations at MasterCard Rob Reeg released a statement last week lauding Governor Jay Nixon for his commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBT community and urging him to stand firm against any legislation that would allow discrimination.
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Employment Attorney Offers Insight on Widespread Discrimination Against LGBT Floridians

March 7, 2016, 5:15 pm We spoke with Anthony Falzon about his experience as an attorney in employment discrimination work and his hopes for the passage of LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination in Florida.