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Delta Airlines 'Strongly Opposes' Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

Delta Airlines issued a statement today denouncing SB 1062,  the Arizona bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs:

Delta"As a global values-based company, Delta Air Lines is proud of the diversity of its customers and employees, and is deeply concerned about proposed measures in several states, including Georgia and Arizona, that would allow businesses to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. If passed into law, these proposals would cause significant harm to many people and will result in job losses. They would also violate Delta's core values of mutual respect and dignity shared by our 80,000 employees worldwide and the 165 million customers we serve every year. Delta strongly opposes these measures and we join the business community in urging state officials to reject these proposals."

The economic consequences would be vast. In addition to likely losing the Super Bowl, more than 83 companies and business coalitions including Apple and American Airlines have come out against the draconian bill.

Intel, Yelp, and PetSmart have also issued statements opposing the bill.

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  1. Perhaps they read my comments from the other day. Good job Delta and American Airlines!

    Posted by: David | Feb 25, 2014 7:24:27 PM

  2. Money speak louder, i'm sure this bill raised plenty hairbrowns

    Posted by: MArk | Feb 25, 2014 8:11:21 PM

  3. Arizona will end up with nothing but their prayers. They won't help either. Ever.

    Posted by: Geoff | Feb 25, 2014 8:29:01 PM

  4. I just flew on a Delta flight last week. Good airline.

    Posted by: Kev C | Feb 25, 2014 8:29:36 PM

  5. Idiotic for Brewer to wait to veto this until Friday. It only opens the door for an entire week of negative publicity which is hurting Arizona businesses now, regardless. Whether she vetoes it or not, it's clear that the Governor is a stupid, haggard loon.

    Posted by: Moretruth | Feb 25, 2014 8:30:30 PM

  6. The reaction to this bill is the surest sign of progress I've seen yet! The religious political right must feel beseiged on this and must realize how badly they've judged where America stands on these issues. These bills came up in many states and got NO traction and tons of opposition from businesses, republicans, and democrats. Woot!

    Posted by: Matt | Feb 25, 2014 9:31:42 PM

  7. The White House petition to deny American funds to Uganda currently has 99 people signed up and 150 signatures are needed before the petition will appear on the main White House webpage. Please go there and sign the petition if you haven't already done so. We cannot allow Uganda to use our money to kill and jail our own kind. Go here:

    I thank all of you.

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Feb 25, 2014 9:35:43 PM

  8. i'm glad delta has spoken out and made their position clear. "conservative" lawmakers in georgia are trying to do the same thing in our state right now. delta is one of, if not the biggest economic influencers in georgia, and i hope the local lawmakers see this as a loud warning shot.

    Posted by: chris | Feb 25, 2014 9:39:53 PM

  9. I'm a straight woman but the panic against gay rights is just crazy! Let bygones be bygones. Geez! I'm happy that Delta and Pet-Smart made their stance on the issue and I'm also hoping many other major businesses.. along with smaller ones tell those Repugnicans we're to get off at .If they were true Christians,they would respect LGBTs.

    Posted by: Luna | Feb 25, 2014 11:40:35 PM

  10. @Kev C, I think you are the only person I have ever heard call Delta a "good airline." lol.

    Posted by: Luke | Feb 26, 2014 1:27:32 PM

  11. FYI - It's Delta Air Lines, not Delta Airlines. But in any case, great job, Delta!

    Posted by: Frank Wrenn | Feb 26, 2014 3:23:07 PM

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