- Stringer and Patsky: Supreme Court decision on transgender student's case shows local laws that support equality are more important than ever
- Laws that do otherwise -- like Senate Bill 6 in Texas, which will be debated this week -- are bad for business, they write
Scott Stringer is the Comptroller of the City of New York. He was formerly a member of the New York State Assembly and Manhattan Borough President. Matt Patsky is the CEO of Trillium Asset Management and also a portfolio manager, leading the firm's Sustainable Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining Trillium, Matt was at Winslow Management Company in Boston, where he served as director of research, chairman of the investment committee and portfolio manager for the Green Solutions Strategy and the Winslow Green Solutions Fund. As investors, Stringer and Patsky's funds invested in Texas-based companies. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
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