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Gay business owners still face challenges

In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Dave Greenbaum, who runs a computer repair business, gets into his vehicle outside his house in Lawrence, Kan. Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners like Greenbaum say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

NEW YORK (AP) — It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he’s gay.

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Company gets help and is now dressed for success

In this Thursday, April 17, 2014 photo, James McCain organizes shelves containing Tessamae's dressing and sauces at the company's offices in Essex, Md. When Tessemae’s salad dressing quickly became a hit at Whole Foods stores, the owners of the family-run company were thrilled. But success was a mixed blessing for people with little experience in navigating the grocery business. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tessemae’s salad dressing quickly became a hit, the owners of the family-run condiment company were faced with the reality that they needed help navigating the grocery business.

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