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Massachusetts Businesses Say: Discrimination Hurts Our Bottom Line

  • Policies protecting transgender people allow Massachusetts businesses to retain and attract top talent, improving the state’s economy.
  • Inclusive policies make Massachusetts a more desired destination for travel and vacation, bolstering the state’s critical tourism industry.
  • When businesses and other public spaces are welcoming of all, personal consumption increases, as people feel more comfortable buying more goods and services.
  • North Carolina is a cautionary tale: Repealing Massachusetts’ non-discrimination laws could cost our economy billions in lost revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs.

The Massachusetts Businesses for Freedom Coalition

Discrimination isn’t just wrong—it’s bad for business too. That’s why Harvard Pilgrim, Google and Eastern Bank all strongly oppose the misguided effort to repeal Massachusetts’ non-discrimination laws protecting our transgender friends, family and neighbors from discrimination. They understand that when communities are welcoming places for everyone to live, work and raise families, they succeed as well.

It’s not just Harvard Pilgrim, Google and Eastern Bank that make fairness and equality for all a priority. In fact, businesses are usually on the leading edge of efforts to secure protections for LGBT people. So it’s no surprise that nearly 70 percent of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies have nondiscrimination policies in place that explicitly cover gender identity, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

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Quotation MarkGoogle is proud to support Freedom Massachusetts because we aspire to be a company that reflects the globally diverse audience that our products serve, including the transgender community. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, the diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services.
Steve Vinter, Engineering Director and Site Lead for Google Cambridge
Quotation MarkEastern Bank has been a part of Massachusetts for nearly 200 years, and we know what it takes to make our communities strong and successful. We know that ensuring our communities are open and welcoming places for everyone is essential to that. When our communities are thriving, it lifts up businesses of all sizes – and that makes our state a stronger, better place to call home.
Nancy Stager, Eastern Bank's Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Inclusion Director
Quotation MarkEnsuring people can experience protection in public accommodations is essential to addressing health care disparities. It's critically important that people be free from discrimination and harassment in health settings and other public accommodations having an effect on the access to health care and quality of life of transgender people in Massachusetts. Harvard Pilgrim is proud to support Freedom Massachusetts in making that a reality in Massachusetts.
Karen Young, Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Massachusetts Businesses for Freedom Coalition Members


Big Businesses

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • athenahealth
  • Atrius Health
  • Bain & Company
  • Barking Crab
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Biogen
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Marriott Cambridge
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Cambridge Innovation Center
  • Cape Air
  • Carbon Black
  • CarGurus, Inc.
  • Carbonite
  • Cisco Systems
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Corvus Insurance Holdings
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Delta Dental
  • Dimensional Insight
  • Empirix Inc
  • Eastern Bank
  • EMC
  • Facebook
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Foley Hoag
  • General Electric
  • Globalization Partners
  • Google
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Hammond Real Estate
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hill Holliday
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • IBM
  • Iron Mountain, Inc.
  • InkHouse
  • J.P. Licks, Inc.
  • John Hancock Financial
  • John Snow Inc.
  • Keolis Commuter Services
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • LPL Financial
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Lyft
  • MassMutual
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mintz Levin
  • MullenLowe
  • Novartis
  • The New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • Oracle
  • Partners Healthcare
  • PayPal
  • Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Planet Fitness
  • Prince Lobel
  • Robins Kalpan LLP
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Salesforce
  • Shields Health Care Group
  • Shire
  • Sonos
  • State Street
  • Sungage Financial
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TD Garden
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Trip Advisor
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Twitter
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Industry Associations & Professional Organizations

  • Alliance for Business Leadership
  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Greater Boston Business Council
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Kendall Square
  • Massachusetts Business Roundtable
  • Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Worcester Chamber of Commerce

Small Businesses

  • 4 Buyers Real Estate
  • 8 by design
  • Abedeon
  • Acupuncture for Everyone
  • Addgene
  • Applied Marketing Science
  • Artful Heart Gallery
  • Ashtanga Yoga Belmont
  • AtHome Veterinary
  • B.G. Events and Catering
  • Babies in Common
  • Ballroom in Boston
  • Bay State  IT
  • Bella Luna Restaurant and the Milky Way Lounge
  • Blade-Logic
  • Blue Heron Restaurant and Catering
  • Bon-Chien
  • Boston Chair Massage,  Inc.
  • Boston Greeter Services, LLC
  • Bradley & Diegel Salon
  • Breaking Barriers/Building Bridges, LLC
  • Brenner Reiki Healing
  • Breton Electric
  • Broadway Market
  • Cambridge Common Restaurant
  • Cantina
  • Carbonmind
  • Carmen Johnson Muscular Therapy
  • Carol Goodman Complementary Health Services
  • Chameleon Tattoo
  • Changes Salon
  • Christine F. Connelly, CPA
  • Christine Radice, Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Christopher’s Restaurant
  • Civera
  • Clozure Associates, LLC
  • Column Health
  • Dan Luker Carpentry
  • Dark Matter Chocolate Laboratory
  • Darwin’s Ltd.
  • Davis Square Family Practice
  • DeGwyn Gems
  • Digital-11
  • East Elm Pediatrics
  • Equal Exchange
  • Every Body Pilates
  • Fazenda Cafe
  • Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
  • Firecracker
  • Flour Bakery + Cafe
  • Fresh Copy
  • Fresh Hair
  • Gail Leondar Public Relations
  • Glenn Kulbako Photography
  • The Gnar Company Inc.
  • Goat Peak Strings
  • Golden Rose Associates
  • Gonzalez & Associates
  • Good Mojo Tattoos
  • Googleplex Technologies, LLC.
  • Governmental Strategies, Inc.
  • Greenpath Transcripts
  • H&H Machine
  • Hair by Christine & Co.
  • The Harwich Clipper Hair Salon
  • Hope Vanderwolk Interiors
  • I Cane Chairs
  • Impact Hub – Boston
  • InnerOvation, LLC
  • Just Crust Pizzeria
  • Karen W Saakvitne, Ph.D.
  • Karla’s Hair Designs
  • Katherine J. Atkinson, M.D., P.C.
  • Kauffman Crozier LLP
  • Key Business Services, Inc.
  • Klymaxx Unlimited Cosmetics & Skin Care
  • Law Office of Andrew Cowan
  • Leah C-S Photography
  • Learning Touch, LLC
  • Levarity’s Photography
  • Levend Bagelry
  • Life Alive
  • Little Moo’s Music
  • Liz McAuliffe, LMHC
  • Lucky Find
  • Machine/Ramrod
  • MaeBright Group
  • Marchitecture+Design
  • Mark’s Deli
  • Maryann Thompson Architects
  • MassBio
  • Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
  • Message Rain
  • Michael J. Wolfson, Esq.
  • Montague Bookmill
  • MSW Squared Counseling, LLC
  • Nomad
  • Ocean House Cafe + Surf Shop
  • OnSite Studios
  • Pamela Loring Editorial Services
  • Pandemonium Books & Games Inc.
  • PatientsLikeMe
  • Pecorino Fine Cheese & Wine Shop
  • Pets Are People Too
  • Pontikes Law LLC
  • Porter Square Books
  • Portside Family Dental
  • Positive Images
  • PowerFlite Communications, LLC
  • Preble Electric
  • Quad Bikes
  • Rachel O’Brien, IBCLC
  • RAM Electrical Services, LLC
  • RAW Bodies Under Construction
  • Rebekah Brooks Jewelry
  • Revolutions Salon
  • Rickenbacker Resources
  • Rioux Law Office
  • Robyn Ochs Consulting
  • RocketBoard
  • Room & Board
  • Roycroft Restoration
  • Sacred Holistic Arts
  • Sage Inn & Lounge
  • Salt & Olive
  • Salt Architecture
  • Sean P. Daughtry, LICSW
  • Shaggy Chic Dog Grooming
  • Shanti Yoga and Fitness
  • Sleepy Dog Acupuncture
  • Spirit Cannabis Co., LLC
  • Spy Pond Partners, LLC
  • Stardust Alley Vinyl Records
  • Sudbury String Studio
  • Sweet Cheeks Q
  • Swet Studio
  • Schoenhof’s Foreign Books
  • TDM Photography
  • The Ad Club
  • The Ashfield Lake House
  • The Beauty Room
  • The Chatty Press
  • The Computer Hospital
  • The Meeting Point (collaboration)
  • The Rainbow Times
  • The Tap
  • thoughtbot
  • Tokai
  • Transom
  • Triple Canopy Consulting
  • TrueNorth Transit Group LLC
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Ula Cafe
  • Vaiani & Clarke Salon
  • Valerie Bartolo Hair Removal
  • Valley Biochar
  • Veggie Galaxy
  • Vesuvius Pizza
  • Virginia Stainless
  • Water Bear Content, Inc.
  • West Side Lounge
  • Wilder Strategies
  • Wistia
  • Wise & Jack, LLC
  • Witch Doctor Tattoo Studio
  • Wooden Kiwi Productions LLC
  • Worcester Art & Frame Gallery
  • Work Shop Salon
  • WriteOne Content Solution, LLC

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