Virtually All of The Fortune 500 Companies Voluntarily Prohibit Discrimination On The Basis of Sexual Orientation
U.S. Politics Today has just published the results of the Equality Forum "Fortune 500 Non-Discrimination Project" which reports that 477 of the 2012 FORTUNE 500 Companies “voluntarily include sexual orientation in their employment non-discrimination policies.” The Equality Forum has disclosed the identity of all of the companies that do and do not provide sexual orientation protection at www.equalityforum.com/fortune500.
The report notes that in 2004, only 323 of the FORTUNE 500 Companies provided sexual orientation workplace protection, and also comments that all of the presidential and vice presidential candidates support the passage of ENDA (the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act) – except Mitt Romney. Since according to recent polls more than 75% of Americans support the inclusion of sexual orientation in ENDA, we may be forgiven if we conclude that Mitt Romney will soon jump on that bandwagon.