How big business got behind gay rights: "So it should not come as a surprise that big business mobilized against Arizona SB 1062. Although it has been known for sometime that firms and individuals who discriminate pay an economic price for doing so, the swiftness and preemptive nature of business’s opposition to SB 1062 may nonetheless stand out to casual observers. However, given how much change occurred in the private sector on gay rights even before Massachusetts became the first state to legalize marriage equality, vocal corporate opposition to legislation that effectively targeted the gay community for discrimination seems natural.
In large firms, the debate on nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation largely played out in the 1990s. If anything, big business has moved on and is waiting for politicians to catch up."
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