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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KFC Takes Action Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination, Underlining Need for LGBT Protections in Virginia

By Adam Polaski • March 1, 2016, 1:06 pm The restaurant franchise KFC has taken action against one of its restaurant managers in Richmond, Virginia, who hired and then fired a woman simply because she is transgender.
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Religious Exemption Bill in Georgia Endangers State’s $6 Billion Film Industry

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2016, 1:09 pm All of that work to build up the entertainment industry in Georgia is in jeopardy because of a hugely overreaching bill that arms any individual, business, or organization with a License to Discriminate.

Texas Attorney Who Fought for Marriage Stands up for Non-Discrimination

February 10, 2016, 6:09 pm "For me, a major reason I got involved in the marriage fight was because people I know and love were being mistreated, and I wanted to stand up for them. It's the same idea here: Separate and apart from the economic arguments is the fact that discrimination based on immutable characteristics is repugnant. It's not right, it’s un-American, and we have to stop it."
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New England Professional Sports Teams Call for Full Transgender Protections in Massachusetts

By Adam Polaski • January 11, 2016, 1:30 pm This weekend, every major sports team in New England – the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution, the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins, and TD Garden – announced their support for a bill that would fully protect transgender people in Massachusetts from discrimination in public places.
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Indiana Businesses & Supporters: Protections for Transgender Hoosiers are Non-Negotiable

By Adam Polaski • January 7, 2016, 12:45 pm This week lawmakers in Indiana introduced a new bill, S.B. 344, offering it as a so-called alternative to S.B. 100, a separate bill that has been introduced following statewide calls for legislation extending non-discrimination protections to all LGBT Hoosiers.

For This Detroit Business Owner, Fairness Is Good for Business

April 5, 2015, 9:33 pm Joe Lentine runs a second-generation family-owned business in Detroit, Michigan. His father founded DENCAP Dental Plans in 1984, selling dental coverage to people in Detroit at first and then the greater southeastern Michigan area.
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