There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.
If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2021.
| Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.|
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with !
Corporate Equality Index
| Check our privilege|
|Not ALL of our articles|
The Corporate Equality Index is an annual report released by the Human Rights Campaign. They analyze "Corporate America" to see how well they accommodate the reality of the lives of their LGBT employees. A 100% rating is given to those corporations/businesses that not only do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, but have policies in place that support their employees by providing a resource group or diversity council, as well as market appropriately to the LGBT communities and/or sponsor LGBT events.
In 2002 when the index was first published, only 13 corporations made the grade. The 2008 Index (released September 2007) had 195 U.S. corporations that receive the 100% rating. In 2010, there were 305 with 100%. Based on stricter criteria, 190 corporations merited 100% in the 2012 index; that number increased to 252 in 2013.
The message for our conservative friends is that their world is shrinking, and if they are truly people of their word — and let's face it, they say they are — they will not be supporting these corporations/businesses.
Kudos to Ed Brayton and his Dispatches From the Culture Wars blog for his very funny take on just what this Index means for true conservatives.