Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law - DIVERSITYINC

by Frank Kineavy
Originally published: Originally published: March 28, 2016
Publisher: DiversityInc.com 

Bowing to pressure from various U.S. corporations, including a handful of DiversityInc Top 50 companies, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this morning announced he plans to veto a proposed “anti-LGBT” bill.

Deal was expected to sign the bill on May 3. Last week, companies pressured the governor to rethink the proposed bill, threatening to take their business elsewhere.

Five companies on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list pledged their support to the LGBT community by opposing the law. Marriott International (No. 13), IBM (No. 22), The Walt Disney Company (No. 34), Time Warner (No. 41) and Verizon Communications (No. 50) last week all spoke out against the bill.

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