Facebook "What we're specifically asking the White House for is a two-part initiative, starting with the most basic principal of non-discrimination," Lovitz said. "And then step two is the full inclusion of LGBT-owned businesses in the billions and trillions of dollars that are spent every year on everything the government purchases to benefit the American people." Currently, the federal government has goals to hire businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans -- but not LGBTQ business owners, Lovitz noted. This month's สอนธุรกิจออนไลน์ เครื่องสำอาง NGLCC memo encourages Obama to change that through "the intentional inclusion of LGBT-owned businesses in federal contracting." "In the private sector, embracing diversity is essential to everyone's business goals. It should be that way in the federal government, as well," Lovitz said. RELATED: Opinion: Obama Admin. Must Do More to Protect LGBTQ Businesses Seven federal agencies, including ธุรกิจออนไลน์ the U.S. Department of Agriculture , have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) "to promote the inclusion of NGLCC-certified LGBT business enterprises in government procurement and supply chains." But, Lovitz emphasized, "there's still nothing cohesive saying that LGBT business owners are protected and free from discrimination." "Unless the entire federal government has one cohesive policy enacted by the president, it leaves too many people out in the cold and too afraid to bring their essential goods and services to the benefit of the American people, because they stand the chance of being discriminated against," Lovitz said. That's not an option for Shop, who runs his company as an out gay man. "Business people shouldn't have to hide who they are," he said.
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