CEO of Marriott writes for CNBC: Businesses can't afford inequality

Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, today wrote for CNBC on the importance of businesses supporting the LGBT community and standing for inclusivity in both internal policies and external advocacy. He writes:

 

"It dismays many of us that in 29 states people can still be fired for being gay. We still see a patchwork of marriage and relationship recognition laws from state to state that add complications and needless cost to our payroll, tax and benefits administration. These burdens are felt even more by individual LGBT Americans, some of whom wear Marriott nametags every day, who deserve nothing less than fairness and equality.

Corporate leadership isn't just about leading a company; it's about community leadership and global citizenship. This journey is vital and unfinished, and basic advances for human rights must begin here at home."

Read the full piece at CNBC.

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