Corporate leaders: Companies should work against anti-LGBTQ bills in Texas, other states
As four of the largest food companies and major employers in the United States, we view the growing number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills under consideration in state legislatures, including those that target transgender people and particularly children, with increasing alarm.
These bills are bad for families, for communities, for businesses and for the U.S. economy, all still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clarifying his position on rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte endorsed nondiscrimination for workers Friday, but not for customers.
Gianforte, who spent more than an hour with The Billings Gazette editorial board discussing his campaign, said it was a step too far for government to prevent businesses from deciding who they refuse to do business with.
By TOM LUTEY [email protected]