Results tagged “Marriott”

The controversial anti-gay "refuse service" bill in Arizona has attracted the attention of major travel companies, and they are expressing strong opposition to the bill. Marriott, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines have called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses in Arizona to refuse service to gay customers on religious grounds. In a letter ... [Read]

Marriott announces major sponsorship of 2014 Gay Games

By Troy Petenbrink
August 9, 2013 7:24 PM |
Marriott International announced today that it will be a platinum sponsor and exclusive hotel partner for the world’s largest and most popular LGBT sports and cultural event, the Gay Games, presented in 2014 by the Cleveland Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have Marriott as our official hotel partner. Marriott is a corporate leader in diversity and inclusion and it is ... [Read]

Many heavy hitters in the travel industry were among the nearly 300 companies, organizations and local goverments that signed on to a brief filed with the Supreme Court yesterday calling for the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which forbids federal recognition of same-sex marriage, to be struck down as unconstitutional. The brief states: Although marriages are celebrated and recognized ... [Read]

Marriott International announced on Thursday the start of a new marketing campaign aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers, friends and families – "Be You, With Us."The "Be You, With Us" campaign launches in celebration of the start of the 2012 Pride Season  in cities around the world that host gay pride parades and festivals to celebrate the LGBT community. The campaign ... [Read]