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Companies seeking LGBT contractors

Sonia Luna poses for a photograph at her office in Los Angeles. California just passed a law, first of its kind, requiring utility companies to target gay-owned companies in their procurement efforts. Luna, who is the founder of a small accounting and auditing consulting company, hopes the new law will open more doors and make it easier for her to compete for contracts. (AP Photo/Johnny Shryock)

As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.

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