Nike, Google, General Mills and More Get On Board With The Equality Act

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More and more major businesses are hopping on-board the Equality Act Express!  

The Equality Act would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act  to include civil rights protections to all LGBT American citizens.

STATEMENT BY NIKE – “At NIKE, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, and we strive to treat our employees equally. We believe that diversity drives innovation and allows us to attract and retain world class talent. We need fair and equitable laws that prevent discrimination, and NIKE supports the Equality Act introduced by Senator Merkley and his colleagues in Congress. This is another important step in the fight for equality.””

STATEMENT BY GOOGLE — “Diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures lead to the creation of better products and services and ideas. And it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we support protections for LGBT individuals as outlined in the Equality Act.”

STATEMENT BY FACEBOOK — “We are open and vocal supporters of equality. Ensuring fairness in the workplace is a fundamental principle at Facebook and we support legal protections for LGBT Americans as outlined in the Equality Act.”

STATEMENT BY GENERAL MILLS — “At General Mills we have a long history of supporting LGBT equality and the time has come in this country for full, federal equality for the LGBT community. Ensuring fairness in our workplaces and communities is both the right thing to do and simply good business.”

STATEMENT BY AMERICAN AIRLINES — “We at American Airlines are proud of our long history of supporting LGBT equality. Now is the time for full equality for the LGBT community in the United States. Ensuring fairness in our workplaces and communities is both the right thing to do and simply good business.

STATEMENT BY GOOGLE — “Diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures lead to the creation of better products and services and ideas. And it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we support protections for LGBT individuals as outlined in the Equality Act.”

While the legislation has very little chance of passing while the GOP holds control of both the House and Senate with elections around the corner it passage could be possible in as little as 4 years.

Meanwhile the misdirected activist group GetEQUAL still stands against the bill.  

You’d think if any group would understand the meaning of “separate is not equal” it would be GetEQUAL. 

#GetEQUALGetAClue

 

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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