Trillium Asset Management, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is the latest small business to come out in support of non-discrimination protections. And they aren’t alone, according to a new poll by the Small Business Majority, the Center for American Progress and American Unity Fund, 80% of small businesses support federal protections for LGBT people covering public accommodations, including public spaces such as parks, restaurants, shops and hotels.
Trillium is joined by Harvard Pilgrim, Google and Eastern Bank, who have already spoken out forcefully in support of updating Massachusetts public accommodation law.
Trillium Asset Management is an employee-owned investment management firm with over $2.2 billion in assets under management. The company specializes in socially responsible investment, and has been since 1982.
We are elated that the more we get the word out on the need to pass a comprehensive non-discrimination law, the more small businesses are coming out in support. There simply is no good reason to continue to allow discrimination in public spaces against transgender Bay Staters. We hope Trillium is just the beginning, as businesses find more and more that discrimination is not good for their bottom line.