Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

So far, 148 companies have signed the Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation stating their clear opposition to harmful legislation aimed at restricting the access of LGBTQ people in society.

Contact workplace@hrc.org for more information.

The statement reads:

The companies joining this statement do business, create jobs, and serve customers throughout the United States. Our businesses strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone who works for us or does business with us to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves. Fairness, equal treatment, and opportunity are central to our corporate values because we care about our employees and the customers we serve. What’s more, these values also matter to our bottom lines. Inclusive business practices lead to more productive and engaged employees, increased customer satisfaction; and, ultimately, improved competitiveness and financial performance.

We are deeply concerned by the bills being introduced in state houses across the country that single out LGBTQ individuals - many specifically targeting transgender youth - for exclusion or differential treatment. Laws that would affect access to medical care for transgender people, parental rights, social and family services, student sports, or access to public facilities such as restrooms, unnecessarily and uncharitably single out already marginalized groups for additional disadvantage. They seek to put the authority of state government behind discrimination and promote mistreatment of a targeted LBGTQ population.

These bills would harm our team members and their families, stripping them of opportunities and making them feel unwelcome and at risk in their own communities. As such, it can be exceedingly difficult for us to recruit the most qualified candidates for jobs in states that pursue such laws, and these measures can place substantial burdens on the families of our employees who already reside in these states. Legislation promoting discrimination directly affects our businesses, whether or not it occurs in the workplace.

As we make complex decisions about where to invest and grow, these issues can influence our decisions. America’s business community has consistently communicated to lawmakers at every level that such laws have a negative effect on our employees, our customers, our competitiveness, and state and national economies.

As business leaders dedicated to equal treatment, respect, and opportunity for all - as well as to improving the financial and investment climate across the country - we call for public leaders to abandon or oppose efforts to enact this type of discriminatory legislation and ensure fairness for all Americans.

Signed:

  • 23andMe
  • Accenture
  • Adobe Inc.
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • AEO Inc.
  • Affirm
  • Airbnb
  • AllianceBernstein
  • Ally
  • Altria Group Inc.
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • American Express
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Anaplan
  • Apple
  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Arcadis U.S. Inc.
  • Asana, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Atlassian
  • Bayer US LLC
  • BBVA USA
  • BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe)
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Biogen
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Boehringer Ingelheim USA
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bounteous
  • Capital One
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cargill
  • Cargo Transporters, Inc.
  • Celanese
  • Center for Community Self-Help
  • Chobani
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • CNA Insurance
  • The College Board
  • Corning Incorporated
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Curology
  • CVS Health
  • Dechert LLP
  • Deckers Brands (UGG, HOKA, Teva, Sanuk and Koolaburra by UGG)
  • Dell Technologies
  • Dow Inc.
  • Dropbox Inc.
  • Early Warning Services, LLC
  • Eastern Bank
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Electronics
  • Equinix
  • Equitable
  • Facebook
  • FactSet Research Systems Inc.
  • Flexport, Inc.
  • GAP, Inc
  • Gearbox
  • General Mills
  • GoDaddy
  • Google
  • GP Strategies Corporation
  • Gusto
  • H&M
  • Hilton
  • HP Inc.
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • IBM Corp.
  • ICM Partners
  • IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • IHS Markit
  • IKEA
  • Instacart
  • Intel
  • Intuit
  • Invitae Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg Company
  • The Knot Worldwide
  • LegalZoom
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
  • Lyft, Inc.
  • Macy's, Inc
  • Mailchimp
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Marsh McLennan
  • MassMutual
  • Medtronic
  • MetLife, Inc.
  • Micron
  • Microsoft
  • Mobilize
  • MolsonCoors
  • Mondelez International
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • NextRoll, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nuance Communications
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Patreon
  • PayPal
  • PepsiCo
  • Peloton Interactive, Inc.
  • Pfizer
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • RedFin Real Estate
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • REI Co-op
  • Salesforce
  • SAP
  • Signet Jewelers
  • Silicon Labs
  • Square, Inc.
  • State Street Corporation
  • SunLife
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, including member companies Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States
  • Synchrony Financial
  • T-Mobile
  • Target
  • TechNet
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Tripadvisor
  • Twitter Inc.
  • Uber
  • Unilever United States
  • Union Pacific
  • United Airlines
  • Verizon
  • VMLY&R
  • VMware
  • Warby Parker
  • Warner Music Group
  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
  • Wells Fargo
  • Workday, Inc.
  • Xperi Holding Corporation
  • Xylem
  • Yelp Inc.
  • Yext
  • Zillow Group

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