Joint Statement from National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Co-Founders Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell Praising the Supreme Court for Upholding a Key Provision of the Affordable Care Act

 
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 25, 2015— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans and suggests the court is responsive to the needs of all Americans.
 
Today’s decision is a victory for both the small business and LGBT communities. 
 

NGLCC Co-Founders Praise Supreme Court for Upholding Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 25, 2015— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans and suggests the court is responsive to the needs of all Americans.
 
Today’s decision is a victory for both the small business and LGBT communities. 
 

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Stands with Wells Fargo as Financial Institution is Targeted for Its Work for Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 9, 2015—The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, called upon LGBT-certified businesses and other supporters to applaud the work of Wells Fargo to promote equality, especially as the financial institution faces criticism.
 
The criticism comes from Franklin Graham, who has asked followers to boycott Wells Fargo after the bank featured a lesbian couple in an ad. He is also closing the Well Fargo accounts of his father’s ministry. 
 

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) joined the global LGBT community in honoring the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia on May 17, 2015. NGLCC recognizes and supports the fight against stigma and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals within all aspects of society, particularly within the business sector.
 

NGLCC Urges Texas Lawmakers to Halt Anti-LGBT Bills

 
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is alarmed by the large number of anti-LGBT bills currently working through the Texas legislature. These discriminatory laws will hurt all Texans, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination is toxic to a thriving business climate, because it hampers innovation and scares away investment.  NGLCC urges Texas’ lawmakers to scuttle these bills, both for the wellbeing of Texas’ LGBT community and for the economic vitality of businesses in the state.  
 

NGLCC Endorses Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce calls on members of Congress to support and pass the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

 

NGLCC Calls on 114th Congress to Pass Comprehensive Fair Pay Act

All Americans should earn equal pay for equal work!

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2015—Today is National Equal Pay Day, which once again gives us the opportunity to publicly affirm our support for a comprehensive Fair Pay Act, as well as to forward the discussion of women’s economic inclusion in general.  
 

NGLCC "Gov. Pence, Indiana's New Law is Bad for Business"

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce views the passage and signing of Indiana’s new “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” as nothing less than reprehensible. The law is morally offensive and detrimental to business climate of the Hoosier State. Laws allowing religious exemptions to discriminate are a desperate and callous backlash against the success of marriage equality and other advances for the LGBT community.    
 

Business Diversity Efforts Poised to Benefit from New Partnership between U.S. Small Business Administration and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

LGBT Business Builder Aims to Connect SBA Resources to LGBT Business Enterprises

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 5, 2015—Recognizing the business imperative to embrace diversity, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce launched the first initiative of its kind focused on LGBT business owners.
 

Largest Class of Entrepreneurs Attend NGLCC Strategic Growth & Development Institute, Signaling Strength of LGBT Community’s Business Interest

Institute Takes Place at NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center, ‘Powered by Wells Fargo’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 19, 2014—The founders of the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender greeting card company, who exemplify how creative thinking can lead to new businesses, are among the participants in the second annual National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Strategic Growth & Development Institute, which has the theme “Predictable Success.”
 

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