Inclusion Matters: For All of Us. How LGBT Backlash Hurts Business.

posted on Mon, Apr 11 2016 8:33 am by Shirley Engelmeier

The year 2015 was a huge year for the LGBT community. Although the community and its allies ecstatically welcomed the Obergefell v. Hodges decision that effectively made gay marriage legal throughout the United States, the decision sparked some backlash among businesses and members of the public. Why it's becoming increasing challenging to be inclusive and what you can do about it.

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