"We are pleased to be able to offer this seal to help companies tell this story: Their business philosophy is one that includes the hard-work of GLBT Americans," said Daryl Herrschaft, director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Workplace Project. "We have reached a new point in corporate America where most companies appreciate the realities of life for GLBT people and have gone beyond simply enacting policies to visibly celebrating them as a business strategy to attract and retain top talent."
Recently, many national publications have written about the movement of corporate America to become increasingly pro-equality. In the Dec. 11 issue of Fortunemagazine, "Queer Inc. How Corporate America Fell in Love with Gays and Lesbians. It's a Movement," highlights how companies are not only implementing policies to protect their GLBT employees but also being very public about their support. As corporate America continues to become more inclusive by implementing domestic partner benefits and anti-discrimination policies, unfortunately federal and state laws continue to lag behind.
"Our government leaders should follow the example that has already been set in place throughout corporate America," said Solmonese.
To see a complete listing of companies who received the 2007 "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality" seal and to find an image of the seal, please visit: www.hrc.org/placestowork.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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