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Charlotte-based Bank of America issued this statement, but has been silent on concrete steps it will take to oppose the N.C. law.

Business and NC’s anti-LGBT law: talk is cheap, but what are you actually doing about it? – Los Angeles Times

Major companies in North Carolina and across the nation have been quoted over the last 24 hours “taking a stand” against that state’s instantly-infamous House Bill 2, which strikes down already-enacted legal protections for LGBT persons in Charlotte and nine other municipalities and prohibits the passage of any new anti-discrimination measures in the state. The law […]

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80 Big-Name Business Leaders Just Took A Stand Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law – Huffington Post

The fight against North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law gained some high-profile support on Tuesday, when more than 80 prominent business leaders signed a letter calling for a full repeal. “Discrimination is wrong, and we believe it has no place in North Carolina or anywhere in our country,” reads the letter to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory […]

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Charlotte-based Bank of America issued this statement, but has been silent on concrete steps it will take to oppose the N.C. law.

Business and NC’s anti-LGBT law: talk is cheap, but what are you actually doing about it? – Los Angeles Times

Major companies in North Carolina and across the nation have been quoted over the last 24 hours “taking a stand” against that state’s instantly-infamous House Bill 2, which strikes down already-enacted legal protections for LGBT persons in Charlotte and nine other municipalities and prohibits the passage of any new anti-discrimination measures in the state. The law […]

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Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-Gay Bill After Business Outcry – Bloomberg

Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal said he will veto a “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism and threats of boycotts from companies including Walt Disney Co. “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, of which my family and I are a part […]

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Charlotte-based Bank of America issued this statement, but has been silent on concrete steps it will take to oppose the N.C. law.

Business and NC’s anti-LGBT law: talk is cheap, but what are you actually doing about it? – Los Angeles Times

Major companies in North Carolina and across the nation have been quoted over the last 24 hours “taking a stand” against that state’s instantly-infamous House Bill 2, which strikes down already-enacted legal protections for LGBT persons in Charlotte and nine other municipalities and prohibits the passage of any new anti-discrimination measures in the state. The law […]

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The Business Backlash to North Carolina’s LGBT Law – The Atlantic

On Wednesday, as the bill was being considered, Dow Chemical, Biogen, and Raleigh-based software company Red Hat all opposed it. Others have since added their voices, including IBM, American Airlines, PayPal, and Apple. (Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, is openly gay and graduated from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.) As my colleague Gillian White reported […]

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Business to Play Key Role as Georgia Weighs Bill on Religion and Gay Rights – New York Times

To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more » Need to connect your Home Delivery subscription to NYTimes.com?Link your subscription » Source Article from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/23/us/business-to-play-key-role-as-georgia-weighs-bill-on-religion-and-gay-rights.htmlBusiness to Play Key Role as Georgia Weighs Bill on […]

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Is Georgia’s ‘Anti-Gay Bill’ Costing The State Business, And A Possible Super Bowl Hosting Bid? – The Inquisitr

Georgia is set to pass a controversial law, described by supporters as a religious freedom law but described by opponents as being anti-gay, that, if passed, will likely cost The Peach State some business, and possibly a chance at hosting a Super Bowl. As CBS Sports reports, the controversial House Bill 757 needs only the […]

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A participant holds a rainbow coloured placard during Delhi Queer Pride Parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi November 30, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A tech entrepreneur is moving his company out of Georgia because of its ‘anti-gay’ bill – Business Insider

Thomson ReutersA participant holds a rainbow coloured placard during Delhi Queer Pride Parade in New Delhi See Also Marc Benioff isn’t the only business leader threatening to move business out of Georgia because of a new bill that critics say discriminates against gay people.   Kelvin Williams, founder of telecom company 373K headquartered in Georgia, […]

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Georgia lawmakers just passed a religious freedom bill that could allow anti-gay discrimination – Business Insider

AP Photo/Kathy Willens Georgia lawmakers passed a contentious “religious liberty” bill Wednesday that critics maintain will open the door to anti-gay discrimination. The bill, which underwent months of debate and revisions, permits faith-based organizations to deny social, educational and charitable services based on a “sincerely held religious belief” relating to marriage. It also permits them to cite religious beliefs when making employment decisions. The […]

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Lessons From a Gay Business Pioneer: Oil Tycoon Lord John Browne – Advocate.com

British oil magnate Lord John Browne is enjoying what he calls his “third chapter in the energy business.” As Conrad Liveris wrote last month in The Advocate, the former CEO of BP, was outed in 2007: “It was on the front page of newspapers around the world. What should have been a watershed moment for LGBT […]

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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos.  Amazon is part of a new pro-LGBT group called the Business Coalition for the Equality Act.  In 2012, Bezos gave $3.5 million to the campaign supporting marriage equality.  Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images / 2016 Getty Images

Amazon, Microsoft, Nike join business coalition for anti-discrimination LGBT bill – seattlepi.com

Caption Close Three giants of the Northwest economy — Amazon, Microsoft and Nike — are part of a new business coalition promoting a bill with sweeping anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community. A total of 60 major employers have signed up with the Business Coalition for Equality Act, announced on Thursday.  The list runs […]

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Your Boss Wants to Know If You're Gay - Bloomberg Business - Bloomberg

Your Boss Wants to Know If You’re Gay – Bloomberg Business – Bloomberg

Are you gay? The question isn’t taboo in the workplace anymore, for better or worse. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s human resources department is asking employees for the first time this year if they’d like to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity. Companies including Facebook Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, IBM Corp. and AT&T Inc. also […]

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Your Boss Wants to Know If You're Gay - Bloomberg Business - Bloomberg

Your Boss Wants to Know If You’re Gay – Bloomberg Business – Bloomberg

Are you gay? The question isn’t taboo in the workplace anymore, for better or worse. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s human resources department is asking employees for the first time this year if they’d like to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity. Companies including Facebook Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, IBM Corp. and AT&T Inc. also […]

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People are furious about this McDonald’s ad showing a gay son coming out to his dad – Business Insider

McDonald’s McDonald’s knows how to attract protests — this time from antigay religious groups. Last Friday, McDonald’s Taiwan posted an ad for McCafe to its Facebook page, featuring a young man coming out to his father. The 90-second video shows an emotional moment between a father and son at a McCafe, in which the young […]

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People are furious about this McDonald’s ad showing a gay son coming out to his dad – Business Insider

McDonald’s McDonald’s knows how to attract protests — this time from antigay religious groups. Last Friday, McDonald’s Taiwan posted an ad for McCafe to its Facebook page, featuring a young man coming out to his father. The 90-second video shows an emotional moment between a father and son at a McCafe, in which the young […]

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Your Boss Wants to Know If You're Gay - Bloomberg

Your Boss Wants to Know If You’re Gay – Bloomberg

Are you gay? The question isn’t taboo in the workplace anymore, for better or worse. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s human resources department is asking employees for the first time this year if they’d like to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity. Companies including Facebook Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, IBM Corp. and AT&T Inc. also […]

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People are furious about this McDonald’s ad showing a gay son coming out to his dad – Business Insider

McDonald’s McDonald’s knows how to attract protests — this time from antigay religious groups. Last Friday, McDonald’s Taiwan posted an ad for McCafe to its Facebook page, featuring a young man coming out to his father. The 90-second video shows an emotional moment between a father and son at a McCafe, in which the young […]

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Mark Hamill says Luke Skywalker could be gay – Business Insider

DisneyMark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in “The Force Awakens.” The “Star Wars” universe is working toward inclusivity. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the film franchise, recently told The Sun in the UK that his character could be gay. He reached that conclusion after reading an interview The Daily Beast did with “The Force […]

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Come out of the closet, Qantas’ gay CEO Alan Joyce urges business leaders – South China Morning Post (subscription)

The world would be a more tolerant and inclusive place if, like him, LGBT business leaders were open about their sexual orientation, Alan Joyce, the chief executive officer of Qantas Airways, told a Hong Kong audience on Thursday. Speaking at the Economist Group’s rolling, 24-hour global conference on inclusion for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender […]

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Novelty ‘Gay Bar’ soap gets business park boss in a lather – Sunderland Echo

A business park boss sparked anger after he got himself in a lather over a pink novelty soap left in a men’s toilet with the words ‘gay bar’ on it. Danny McLaughlan fired off an email to firms at Rainton Bridge Business Park with an image attached telling workers he found the bar of soap […]

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