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An interesting LGBT success

I find it incredibly significant that Gov. Brewer of Arizona is contemplating a veto of her own Tea Party-backed anti-gay discrimination law not because of how illegal and immoral it is, but by the negative economic impact it could have on the state. Not only have we shown that boycotts work (remember Coors), but now even the threat of a boycott is enough to start influencing political policy. Stop and consider how little influence the LGBT community had at one time, and see how far we've come, with our allies by our side.

We *can* stand up for what's equal and fair, and we *can* make a difference in the world.

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ebenbrooks
Feb. 26th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
Boycotts do indeed work. I was active in the boycott of tuna in the mid-'70's, a boycott which led to the tuna fishing industry adopting new methods to keep dolphins and porpoises from being killed in tuna fishing nets. (And yes, I was six years old at the time! My liberal cred dates back to single digits, baby! :D)
esprix
Feb. 26th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Haha!

I also find it incredibly amusing that the biggest group against this law is the business community, which ostensibly is supposed to be the ones the law is supposed to be protecting? From icky gays? None of this makes any sense to me...
ebenbrooks
Feb. 26th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Pff. The business community knows what side their bread is buttered on. Give them enough of a hint that they'll lost swaths of business, they change their tune real quick.
esprix
Feb. 26th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
"Wait, gays have MONEY? Why didn't anyone tell us???" :/
toll_booth
Feb. 27th, 2014 05:39 am (UTC)
One fist in the air = PROTEST.

Two fists in the air = VICTORY!
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