ExxonMobil, and other anti-gay US corporations


This video from the USA is called Cornel West & Robert Jay Lifton: History of the Past 50 Years – Part 9 (1995).

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

The Human Rights Campaign, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobbying group and political action committee, recently released the findings from its 2010 Corporate Equality Index.

In what the organization says has become “the premier benchmark for businesses to gauge their success on LGBT inclusion against competitors,” the annual survey assesses corporate treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees at hundreds of the largest and most successful American companies. The major criteria included in the evaluation include whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited and whether same-sex partners are eligible for health insurance benefits. The index also considers diversity training, in-house LGBT resource groups and company advertising and marketing campaigns.

This year, the HRC says a record 305 businesses, representing over 9.3-million full-time employees, earned perfect scores in the index. But not all of the companies surveyed displayed a high level of fairness and inclusiveness, and some earned scores in the index that were downright dismal.

Check out the companies that scored the worst in the HRC survey of corporate LGBT policy below:

Exxon Mobil tied for worst in the Corporate Equality Index with a score of 0. The energy giant does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and does not provide spousal health benefits to same-sex partners.

The Laclede Group, the St. Louis energy company, tied for worst in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Laclede does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender, does not provide partner health benefits, and provides no diversity training that includes sexual orientation. …

Cracker Barrel ranked third worst in the Human Rights Campaign Index with a score of 15. …

Meijer tied for fourth worst in the corporate equality index. The Michigan-based grocery chain does not require employees to complete diversity training that includes sexual orientation, does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and does not provide partner health benefits.

Lear, the automobile-interiors manufacturer, tied for fourth worst in the study. …

Dana Holding Corp., which manufactures structural components for vehicles, tied for fourth worst in the index. …

The railway company recently purchased by Warren Buffett, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, tied for fourth worst with an equality index score of 20. The company was docked points for not prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and not extending health benefits to same-sex partners.

Baldor Electric Company tied for fourth worst on the list. …

AutoZone, which placed ninth-worst in the survey, is another company that lost major points for not prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression and for not providing same-sex partners with health insurance coverage.

YRC Worldwide, the shipping company, tied for tenth worst in the corporate equality index. The company does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and does not allow its employees’ same-sex partners to qualify for health benefits.

With an index score of 30, Vertis Communications tied for tenth on the list. …

Ryland Group, the home construction company, tied for tenth worst in the survey. …

Arizona-based Avnet, the computer products distributor, tied for tenth-worst in the study with an index score of 30.

Equality activists will stage a protest in London this weekend to kick-start a rolling campaign against Pope Benedict XVI’s planned state visit to Britain in September: here. And here.

THE TARGET chain store’s recent donation of $150,000 to Minnesota Forward, an organization supporting Republican state Rep. Tom Emmer, a Tea Party favorite, for governor of Minnesota, has left many erious questions about the company’s professed commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. LGBT rights groups are now calling for a boycott of Target to demand the company stop donating to bigots: here.

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