• fb_1524870446 avatar John Posted: 1/3/2012 6:31am PST

    Great article. My partner and I have discussed this issue and agree that workplace equality for the LGBT community plays a part in our purchasing decisions on everything from cleaning products to major appliances and larger purchases such as automobiles. Always a loyal GM fan, in spite of the severely curtailed brand/model line-up, I feel a little more inclined towards Buick.

  • james myers avatar james myers Posted: 1/2/2012 10:46pm PST

    I don't agree with anybody regardless being discriminated against or treated unfairly, but this is absurd. Ranking Companies this way is discrimination against all but LGBT and why in the world would somebody go around telling everybody what they are?

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 1/3/2012 3:47am PST

    James: HRC is an LGBT advocacy group, so it's pretty much their job to champion companies that advance LGBT rights and criticize those that don't. Over the years, I've seen similar studies highlighting companies that treat women and racial minorities equitably, so I don't think what the HRC is doing is completely without precedent.

    From HRC's perspective, until the U.S. passes legislation like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), studies like the Corporate Equality Index will remain an important way of disseminating info about company practices to LGBT workers.