Branson tells USA Today that business can lead on gay rights:
For those of us in business who are not gay, it is sometimes easier for us than it is for politicians to speak up about this issue
The West is relatively gay-friendly:
What’s going on outside America in terms of the gay rights debate is far more serious than recent news about marriage legislation there. It is absolutely right to support that, but what we really need is the money that was going into the battles from the gay rights activists in the USA to now go into supporting gay rights around the rest of the world. In Uganda, for example, you risk life imprisonment for being gay or for even not reporting someone who is gay. In Russia, the treatment of gay people is abysmal.