We told you about Exxon/Mobil’s recent, serial vote against the gays, when for the fourteenth year straight, shareholders refused to adopt formal protections for LGBT employees. They say they don’t discriminate and never would, unless you count not offering benefits to same sex spouses. Gotcha.
With that in mind we thought it might be a good time to check in with the rest of corporate America to see how they’re doing and the answer is: pretty good! According to the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2013, 99% of major businesses prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, 89% offer domestic partner benefits, and a healthy 80% demonstrate a public commitment to the LGBT community. Nice stats!
Click through to find out which anti-gay companies are cleaning up their acts and which ones are just rolling around in their own corporate filth….
CFA is headed for a slow decline. With their strong identification with the religious right and against gays in general, it’s going to be difficult in the future to find new franchisees. Additionally, at corporate HQ, it’s going to be much harder to recruit qualified MBAs and other people they need to grow the company. Who would want to associate themselves with such a company? Religious extremists are very few in the upper ranks of highly qualified managers.
So they will go in slow decline, I predict, as they make small errors, miss opportunities, and have generally mediocre management from top to bottom. The only people they can attract at this point are the strongly anti-gay people, which pretty much eliminates the whole next generation.
I’m not worried — there are plenty of other fast food restaurants eager to steal their market share, and they will.