There’s more than tax breaks to attracting a business to a state. Such as whether that business may have gay employees—even executives—who don’t want to live in a state that treats them as third-class citizens.
That didn’t used to be a problem, when most gay business people were closeted and the same-sex marriage issue was barely on the to-do list of gay rights advocates.
That’s changing now, fast. Seventeen states, including three Midwestern states, recognize same-sex marriage, with more sure to come, possibly this week: a circuit court has stayed until Wednesday the ruling last week by a federal court in Michigan which struck down that state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.