Corporate Boycotts Become Key Weapon in Gay Rights Fight

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    Mar 26, 2016 2:04 PM GMT
    The battle for LGBT rights has demonstrated the power of boycotts — or the threat of them — in trying to turn back policies seen as discriminatory. But this development includes a twist: in a growing number of cases, the moral stands are being taken by corporations.

    Many of America's most powerful companies — including Apple, IBM, Wal-Mart, the NFL, the NBA and American Airlines — have voiced opposition to states' recent attempts to limit anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. With the response comes the implied warning that they could take their resources, jobs and money-making events and go elsewhere.


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    Mar 27, 2016 8:42 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThe battle for LGBT rights has demonstrated the power of boycotts — or the threat of them — in trying to turn back policies seen as discriminatory. But this development includes a twist: in a growing number of cases, the moral stands are being taken by corporations.

    Many of America's most powerful companies — including Apple, IBM, Wal-Mart, the NFL, the NBA and American Airlines — have voiced opposition to states' recent attempts to limit anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. With the response comes the implied warning that they could take their resources, jobs and money-making events and go elsewhere.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/corporate-boycotts-become-key-weapon-gay-rights-fight-n545721
    I wonder if that will even faze all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs in the Georgia and North Carolina legislatures. icon_question.gif