EMC Supports Marriage Equality in Washington
September 25, 2012 by Tony Wagner, Western Regional Field Director
This post comes from HRC Regional Field Director Tony Wagner. He is working with Washington United for Marriage, the campaign working to defend marriage equality at the ballot box in November.
With just six weeks left until Election Day, EMC has announced its support for marriage equality in Washington state.
It follows in the footsteps of Expedia, T-Mobile, REI and dozens of other high-profile companies that have joined Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage equality law and approve Referendum 74
EMC offers data storage products and services for businesses looking to build Web-based computing systems. It has more than 55,000 employees around the world and a growing presence in Washington.
"Creating an inclusive, respectful and open culture at EMC has always been a priority, and we constantly strive to promote equality in our workplace,” said Sujal Patel, president of EMC’s Isilon Storage Division. “Our support of the state’s legislation that provides same-sex couples with the right to civil marriage is another example of our commitment to supporting – and delivering – benefits for domestic partners.”
It’s just one of many steps that EMC has taken to be a more inclusive company. It earned a 100 percent rating on HRC’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index and is one of a growing number of companies that afford transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage options through at least one firm-wide plan.
HRC is proud to have been a founding member of the campaign to pass marriage equality in Washington State, working side-by-side with state partners. You can sign up here to volunteer with HRC to help mobilize supporters of marriage equality in Washington or donate to HRC’s special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution to Approve Referendum 74.
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