Leading Free-Market Policy Network Enabling Anti-LGBTQ Hate - 2021-12-07

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F0.png Leading Free-Market Policy Network Enabling Anti-LGBTQ Hate December 7, 2021, Alex Kotch, Southern Poverty Law Center

Lisa Nelson, the CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – a powerful group of corporate lobbyists and mostly Republican state lawmakers who write model legislation – stated in a May panel that her organization works with allied groups to oppose "woke" corporations that act to diversify their leadership or take a public stance on social and democracy issues, according to video obtained by CMD.

"We're particularly sensitive about this corporate woke culture," said Nelson, using a slang term associated with social justice activism. "We have a new coalition ... that is really, really active. ... We are certainly a part of that."

The coalition to which Nelson referred is called "Back to Neutral." They recently defended the notion that Amazon's charity should allow customers to direct donations to SPLC-designated hate groups, according to right-wing media reports. Groups such as Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Family Resource Council (FRC) depict LGBTQ people in dehumanizing ways or explicitly target them with discrimination, which is why SPLC lists them as hate groups.

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{{cite news | first = Alex | last = Kotch | title = Leading Free-Market Policy Network Enabling Anti-LGBTQ Hate | url = https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021/12/07/leading-free-market-policy-network-enabling-anti-lgbtq-hate | work = Southern Poverty Law Center | date = December 7, 2021 | accessdate = April 1, 2024 }}