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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:04

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Wants To Highlight LGBT Businesses From The State

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Charlie Baker

 

 

After being the first state to legalize equal marriage, Governor Baker issued a decree making Massachusetts the first to help businesses run by LGBT people, people with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities with a program that will help them grow.

He asks businesses located in Massachusetts not to be afraid to work with LGBT businesses because they are no less competent.

"The goal is to provide a much higher quality product by opening up opportunities for others to play who know they can do the work but have been basically shut out because of a series of very complex and in most cases unnecessary barriers to participation," Baker told the Republicanthe Republican.

To be part of this program, the company must be imperatively located in Massachusetts and 51% or more of this company must be owned by LGBT people.

This decree had been previously created to help in particular companies owned by women, and had spread to service-disabled veterans in 2013. 2015 will mark the extension to all veterans and people with disabilities and the addition of LGBT businesses.

You should know that even if Massachusetts became the first state to launch this initiative, similar projects have been already developed in organizations or municipalities.

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