Small-Business Owners Support Antibias Laws
BY Trudy Ring
June 07 2013 9:23 PM ET
A majority of U.S. small-business owners support laws protecting LGBT workers from discrimination, according to a survey by a group called Small Business Majority.
Two thirds of respondents said there should be a federal ban on employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and in states without such antidiscrimination laws, seven in 10 were in favor of enacting them. More than 80% didn’t realize there is not currently a federal law against this type of discrimination.
Many also said they believe an open and accepting environment is good for business.
The survey, released this week, was conducted for the group in April by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Read more here.
- Holiday Guide: Shop Here, Not There
- WATCH: Jared Leto on Avoiding Trans Character 'Cliché' for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
- New Celeb Couple: Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley
- Op-ed: Straight Teen Girls Can Change the World
- Virginia Bars Married Same-Sex Couples From Filing Taxes Jointly
- Bringing Diversity to the Digital Realm
- Women WATCH: Lesbian-Themed Web Series 'Kelsey' - Kelsey Gets All Kinds of Action December 04 2013 8:27 PM
- Travel Out Traveler Awards: Best Cruise Line? December 04 2013 7:42 PM
- Society Making LGBT Spirits Bright This Holiday Season December 04 2013 7:41 PM
- Women PHOTOS: Oxford University's Women's Rugby Club Bares All for Charity December 04 2013 7:25 PM
- Entertainment News Bill Hader Wanted Stefon's Goodbye to Be Emotional December 04 2013 4:50 PM
- Women 13 Reasons to Let AHS: Coven Cast A Spell on You -- in GIFs December 04 2013 4:36 PM
- Sports You Can Play and NFL Team Up With LGBT Youth December 04 2013 3:37 PM