Lloyd Blankfein's Gay Rights Stance Cost Goldman Sachs A High Profile Client

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At a forum on gay rights on Wall Street today, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein revealed one of the bank’s clients took issue with his public support of same-sex marriage so much that the client wanted to stop doing business with the bank, Bloomberg reported.

Blankfein said “I won’t say the name, but if you heard the name it wouldn’t surprise you” of the mystery client.

In February, Blankfein became a national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign—an advocacy group that promotes equal rights for the LGBT community.

But it seems like his public support of same-sex marriage can’t please everyone. Last month, a faction of Occupy Los Angeles that supported gay rights protested Blankfein’s support of same-sex marriage, saying they did not want his image—so connected to public perception of Wall Street—to be associated with the right.

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