The Supreme Court handed supporters of gay and transgender equality a significant victory yesterday by ruling that LGBT discrimination violates the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The 6-3 ruling overturns laws in over half the states that allowed companies to fire workers for being gay, bisexual or transgender.

Texas A&M diversity scholar George B. Cunningham wanted to know if fostering an inclusive environment had any impact on an organization’s performance. Since his specific focus is sports, he looked at how LGBT inclusiveness in a university’s athletics department affected its performance on the field. Across the board, his and other researchers’ work show a connection between inclusive policies and institutional success.

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Bryan Keogh

Senior Editor, Economy + Business

Supporters of LGBT rights protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Nondiscrimination against LGBT individuals isn’t just the law – it helps organizations succeed

George B. Cunningham, Texas A&M University

Before the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII protects LBGT employees, some organizations were already aware of the benefits of inclusion.


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  • Why are sitcom dads still so inept?

    Erica Scharrer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a new study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.

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