Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, gained some favor in the gay and lesbian community when they came out in favor of same-sex marriage in New York in a Human Rights Campaign video. While the show of support for the community surely may have swayed some other big-business minds, it also caused Sachs to lose a client, according to Bankfein.
“There was some adverse reaction by someone,” Blankfein told activists on Wednesday, according to the Financial Times, adding that a business partner that Blankfein kept anonymous “didn’t want to continue a relationship that they had with us” after the CEO publicized Goldman’s stance on gay marriage. Blankfein was speaking to members of Out on the Street, an advocacy group that focuses on the LGBT community on Wall Street. [HuffPo]
While there is no word on which client actually left the financial institutions, we’re not sure what Bankfein’s motive is for releasing this bit of information.