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In Business, The Advocate brings readers the latest news regarding developments in the LGBT business world. Find out the happenings of gay business leaders that are moving the Invisible Hand in the United States and around the world like Apple's Tim Cook, American Eagle's Robert Hanson, and 3M Unitek's Mary Jo Abler. Learn tips from the pros about managing the business affairs of day-to-day life for the present and future. Prepare for retirement and learn how changing laws regarding same-sex marriage, partnership, and adoption affects financial planning.
Antigay Corporation Exxon Mobil Tops Fortune 500
May 08 2012 11:08 AM ET

Antigay Exxon Mobil Tops Fortune 500

Michelle Garcia

One of the least gay-friendly workplaces in the U.S. ranks as the largest corporation. ----   

Oped Why We Still Need a Fully Inclusive ENDA
April 27 2012 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why We Still Need a Fully Inclusive ENDA 

Advocate Contributors

An EEOC ruling recently added protection from discrimination for transgender people in the workplace, but does that mean federal legislation isn’t needed?

Oped Choosing the Safest Path to ENDA
April 24 2012 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Choosing the Safest Path to ENDA

Advocate Contributors

When the president decided not to sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors, he might have thought further ahead than some activists.

Jewish Group Presses Obama on Executive Order
April 22 2012 4:20 PM ET

Jewish Group Presses Obama on Executive Order

Neal Broverman

Leaders in Judaism's Reform movement apply pressure.

House Speaker Boehner Thinks ENDA is Unnecessary
April 19 2012 12:50 PM ET

House Speaker Boehner Thinks ENDA is Unnecessary

Neal Broverman

John Boehner seems woefully under-educated on the discrimination LGBT people face in the American workplace.

Oped Fighting Back This Tax Day
April 17 2012 2:00 PM ET

 Op-ed: Fighting Back This Tax Day


Advocate Contributors

The head of the Log Cabin Republicans highlights members of his party in Congress who are pushing for the Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act, which would remove the tax penalty on companies that provide benefits for domestic partners.

Op-ed: The Reminder of Tax Day
April 17 2012 3:00 AM ET

 Op-ed: The Reminder of Tax Day

Advocate Contributors

On Tax Day, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese is reminded of the attacks that LGBT feel on their dignity as American taxpayers.

Tammy Baldwin Reacts With Rally Cry to Obama Executive Order Decision
April 16 2012 1:44 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Reacts With Rally Call to Obama's Executive Order Decision

Lucas Grindley

The Wisconsin representative and candidate for Senate said more work must be done by activists and politicians if LGBT employees are going to get workplace protections.

Transcript What Is Prsesident Obama Excuse for Not Issuing Executive Order
April 13 2012 6:00 AM ET

TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Excuse for Skipping Executive Order

Lucas Grindley

Press Secretary Jay Carney was peppered with questions by reporters looking for an explanation for the president's decision not to ban discrimination with an executive order.

White House Official No on Employment Executive Order
April 11 2012 6:49 PM ET

White House Official: "No" on Employment Executive Order

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President Barack Obama is unlikely to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination "at this time," according to a senior administration official.

White House Easter Egg Surprise Gay Couple Wants ENDA
April 06 2012 7:04 PM ET

White House Easter Egg Surprise: Gay Couple Wants ENDA

Michelle Garcia

A New Mexico gay couple heading to the 134th annual White House Easter egg roll said they will have some questions for the president about employment discrimination.

Mexican Legal Group Urges President to Sign ENDA StopGap
April 06 2012 2:32 PM ET

Mexican Legal Group Urges President to Sign ENDA Stopgap

Michelle Garcia

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund became the first non-LGBT organization to join a movement urging President Obama to sign an executive order that would require federal contractors to have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies.

NC Businessman Calls Out Large Donors
April 04 2012 3:12 PM ET

N.C. Businessman Calls Out Large Donors

Josh Hinkle

Bob Page, a business owner in Greensboro, N.C., has called on large donors to LGBT causes to speak out and fund the fight against North Carolina's Amendment One.

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