Focus Shifts to Nondiscrimination

Anticipating the importance of the business community in securing nondiscrimination protections, the Gill Foundation begins its pioneering work to engage the private sector in the fight for full equality. In several states across the country, grantees begin to develop powerful business coalitions to stand up for fairness.

The Gill Foundation also funds the Department of Interior’s LGBT theme study through the National Park Foundation, which leads President Obama to designate The Stonewall Inn a national monument in 2016.

By the end of the year, same-sex marriage is legal in 35 states.