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08/16/2007

Now if only the 'marry yacht' would put us on board!

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 7-67Last April, the Marriott hotel chain became a corporate member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Now the company has announced that they will enhance its LGBT outreach efforts, adding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-run businesses to the list of suppliers from whom they acquire products and services:

Marriott Sets New Supplier Diversity Goal [PR Newswire]

Great news for the proprietors of Bob's Pillow Mints, Tiny Soaps, and Pride Flags; not so great news for those who like their "Do Not Disturb" signs to contain the fine print: "Especially if you're queer!"

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An interesting footnote, given the company's Mormon-founded past. (Recall: Romney was on the company's board of directors.)

Posted by: KipEsquire | Aug 16, 2007 4:09:42 PM

Oh yes, the fabulous Nicolette Grant reminded us on this week's episode of "Big Love" that the MArriotts are Mormon.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 16, 2007 4:12:56 PM

Your merry yacht awaits!

Posted by: George | Aug 17, 2007 5:42:49 AM

Does this mean bear claws will be added to the continental breakfast?

Posted by: Mike | Aug 18, 2007 3:09:11 AM

Okay...looks like someone already got to the Mormon thing. But I'll just say that that was decent of them.

Posted by: Qit el-Remel | Aug 20, 2007 6:33:18 PM

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