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USA: Companies mobilise against state laws that permit & protect discrimination against LGBT people

In two southern US states, companies have contributed to blocking one bill that would have explicitly permitted discrimination against LGBT people (in Georgia), and are protesting another new law that has been passed prohibiting local (city) anti-discrimination ordinances (in No. Carolina).  Media coverage relating to the bills and the action by companies against them are below.

Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law, Frank Kineavy, DIversityInc, 28 Mar 2016
[refers to Walt Disney, Marvel (part of Walt Disney), Time Warner, CNN (part of Time Warner), Verizon, IBM, Marriott, NBA, NFL, NCAA]

Marvel Studios, Disney, Viacom And AMC Join Protest Over Georgia’s Religious Liberty Bill, Vishakha Sonawane, Intl. Business Times

Corporations threaten boycott over Georgia, North Carolina legislation seen as “anti gay”, CNN Wire Service
[refers to PayPal, Bank of America, Dow Chemical, NBA]

Bank of America, Microsoft Denounce North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law, but Fund Politicians Who Passed It, The Intercept
[refers to Bank of America, Microsoft, Lowe’s, American Airlines]

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