Businesses for Fairness

Business leaders across the Mountain State agree: It’s time to pass the Fairness Act to protect LGBT West Virginians from discrimination.

West Virginia Businesses for Fairness is a partnership of large and small businesses committed to strengthening West Virginia’s economy by passing the Fairness Act. The Fairness Act will update our state’s existing nondiscrimination laws to protect LGBTQ West Virginians from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces.

West Virginia Businesses for Fairness agree that passing the Fairness Act isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do economically. Ensuring a level playing field for LGBTQ West Virginians will help foster new investments, attract tourism, enable employers to attract and retain top talent, and empower LGBTQ West Virginians to work at their full potential.

When everyone is free from the fear of discrimination, our communities are stronger and our state is a healthier, more vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family. That’s why we call on the West Virginia legislature to pass the Fairness Act and send the message that our state is open for business to all.

Large Businesses
Appalachian Power 
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia 
FirstEnergy Corp.

Small Businesses
Naomi Bays | Oddbird Gifts | Charleston
Aleta Blake | Leelees Goods | Huntington
Joseph Brubaker Jr. | Opportunity House | Buckhannon
Sasha Cantley | Tickety Boo Mercantile | Beckley
Lindsay Emmite | Bashful Bee Press LLC | Huntington
Tiffany Grant | Sierra’s Naturals | Oak Hill
Hank Hendershot | Links | Smithfield
Kenneth Hilsbos | Hilsbos Family Care, PLLC | Fairmont
PennyKay Hoeflinger | Coffee House Farm, LLC | Gerrardstown
Noelle Horsfield | Full Circle Gifts & Goods | Huntington
Brandy Love O’Brien | Auto Correct | Charleston
Andrew Overfield | Dark Star Dressage and Sport Horses | Parkersburg
Jeanne Peters | Heirloom Finds, Inc. | Vienna
Beverly Schell | Well2Live LLC | Bridgeport
Cecil Silva | Anna Bell Farms | Morisvale
Keeley Steele | Bluegrass Kitchen | Charleston
Amy Teter | Centered Fitness Studio | Charleston
Cecilia Thompson | Starry Eyes Media | Princeton
Jay Walker | Jay’s Goats | Charleston