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Attention Chamber of Commerce: Business is supporting marriage equality

Hundreds of businesses across the country are signing on to briefs  in support of gay marriage in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming  arguments in the California marriage equality cases pending there, according to this article [1] in the Wall Street Journal.


One reason that companies are signing on is that California’s law puts them at a recruiting disadvantage—rather than staying in a state where they cannot marry, gay employees may opt to find work in states more hospitable to same-sex unions.

According to the brief obtained by Fortune, potential recruits “may forgo the opportunity to work in California, and prefer other states (like Iowa, New York, and Massachusetts) or other nations (like Spain, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Portugal, or Belgium) where they can be married and obtain equal treatment and respect under the law.”

So, if you’re interested in making North Carolina “friendly to business” . . . .  don’t let the train leave the station without you.