More than half of the 20 metro areas in the running for Amazon HQ2 are in states that lack LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws. Critics say that is reason enough to compel Amazon to not select any of those cities, even if they are blue cities in red states. Others, even some LGBTQ advocacy groups, argue that bringing Amazon into one of these states could lead to the development of a more progressive population and politics.
I'm not sure what I would do or what my opinion is here ... should Amazon say "no" to any city that does not have explicit LGBTQ non-discrimination laws -- or ones that have explicit anti-LGBTQ laws like the one Georgia is trying to pass -- or should they try to "blaze a trail" by bringing in new progressive blood? ... Is that even their "job"? ... What do you guys think??