April 7, 2016 2:00 am -


If these red states keep passing anti-LGBT laws they’ll continue to lose business.

The corporate backlash against Mississippi’s new anti-LGBT law escalated on Wednesday when several corporations sent a letter calling on the state’s Republican leaders to repeal it, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported.

The letter, which was released by the Human Rights Campaign, was signed by executives representing companies ranging from Whole Foods Market to Levi Strauss & Co. and PepsiCo.

“We believe that HB 1523 will make it far more challenging for businesses across the state to recruit and retain the nation’s best and brightest workers and attract the most talented students from across the country,” it stated. “It will also diminish the state’s draw as a destination for tourism, new businesses, and economic activity. Discrimination is wrong, and we believe it has no place in Mississippi or anywhere in our country.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.