Amazon and Google warned that funding anti-LGBTQ politicians is bad for business

Sarah Todd
Amazon and Google warned that funding anti-LGBTQ politicians is bad for business

The New York State comptroller is asking the CEOs of 41 companies—including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and AT&T—to stop making corporate donations to politicians who support anti-LGBTQ policies. For example, in an Aug. 22 letter to UPS posted online yesterday (pdf) by the advocacy group Zero for Zeroes, comptroller Thomas DiNapoli argued that funding politicians with discriminatory platforms and agendas constitutes a big reputational risk for companies that purport to be allies of the queer community.