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Big Business Leaders Urge Repeal of Mississippi Law Opposed by LGBT Community
Laws

Big Business Leaders Urge Repeal of Mississippi Law Opposed by LGBT Community

'The business community, by and large, has consistently communicated to lawmakers at every level that such laws are bad for our employees and bad for business.'
PayPal Pulls North Carolina Plan to Protest Transgender Bathroom Law
PayPal

PayPal Pulls North Carolina Plan to Protest Transgender Bathroom Law

'The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal's mission and culture,' CEO says.
Powerful Tech CEOs -- More Than Politicians, Advocates or Religious Leaders -- Are Driving the Debate Over LGBT Laws
Leadership

Powerful Tech CEOs -- More Than Politicians, Advocates or Religious Leaders -- Are Driving the Debate Over LGBT Laws

Salesforce came in and pushed the governor of Georgia up against a wall over a anti-gay legislation, and this week, Apple, Google and Facebook are among the companies putting serious pressure on North Carolina's governor over anti-transgender laws.
Catherine Clifford
After Business Backlash, Georgia Governor to Veto Bill Seen as Anti-Gay
Legislation

After Business Backlash, Georgia Governor to Veto Bill Seen as Anti-Gay

Under the bill, faith-based groups could not be forced to hire or retain an employee whose beliefs run counter to the organization's.
Disney, Marvel Threaten to Skip Filming in Georgia if Governor Signs 'Anti-Gay Bill'
Disney

Disney, Marvel Threaten to Skip Filming in Georgia if Governor Signs 'Anti-Gay Bill'

Pressure is building for governor to veto the legislation.
Stephen J. Bronner
Salesforce CEO Threatens to Take Business Out of Georgia If 'Anti-Gay Bill' Is Signed
Civil Rights

Salesforce CEO Threatens to Take Business Out of Georgia If 'Anti-Gay Bill' Is Signed

Marc Benioff has fought for gay rights before, and he's been supportive of equal pay for men and women.
Some Taiwanese Religious Groups Are Boycotting McDonald's After Seeing its New Ad
Franchises

Some Taiwanese Religious Groups Are Boycotting McDonald's After Seeing its New Ad

The commercial features a boy coming out to his father using a McCafe cup.
Lindsay Friedman
How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business
Managing Employees

How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business

The Supreme Court ruling means that every company that employs workers has to revisit some policies and benefits.
Susan Solovic
Apple's Tim Cook Joins Tech CEOs in Blasting Indiana Religious Freedom Law
Laws

Apple's Tim Cook Joins Tech CEOs in Blasting Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Opponents of the controversial law say it could allow companies to deny services to gay people.
Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Law, Sparking Debates That Echo the Hobby Lobby Dispute
Legal

Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Law, Sparking Debates That Echo the Hobby Lobby Dispute

While supporters say the law protects small business owners' religious freedom, critics say it will allow for discrimination against gay customers and drive business out of the state.
Kate Taylor
Finding the Hidden Market That Your Business Is Missing Out On
Marketing Bootcamp

Finding the Hidden Market That Your Business Is Missing Out On

Stereotypes can inadvertently prompt you to ignore important customer segments -- consumers who could become your top buyers.
Jack Holt
How Barilla Transformed Into a Trailblazer for Corporate Equality
LGBT

How Barilla Transformed Into a Trailblazer for Corporate Equality

Today, the company has added transgender-related care to its health benefits, contributes money to gay rights causes and has featured a lesbian couple on a promotional website.
Geoff Weiss
Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay
Free Markets

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.
Ray Hennessey
How to Mix Business and Politics Without Ruining Your Business
Politics

How to Mix Business and Politics Without Ruining Your Business

In our democracy everyone is free to advocate their views but it won't be free if you alienate your customers.
Evrim Oralkan