Corporate America’s more gay friendly than ever before! Human Rights Campaign just released the sixth edition of its annual Corporate Equality Index with a record-breaking number of companies scoring a perfect 100! 195 big leaguers scored big with on gay rights, up from 138 last year.
Of the monumental moment, HRC president Joe Solmonese says,
More businesses than ever before have recognized the value of a diverse and dedicated workforce. More importantly, these employers understand that discrimination against GLBT workers will ultimately hurt their ability to compete in the global marketplace.
The results are especially timely considering the Congressional debates on the long overdue Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Openly gay politico Barney Frank’s optimistic about the ongoing ENDA debates. He reportedly predicts Congress will pass the act over the next few weeks. Whether Bush does the same remains to be seen.
It’s worth mentioning that UPS, which caused a queer controversy when they briefly denied benefits to New Jersey’s civilly united couples, came out on top with 100% rating. Competitor Fed-Ex came in will a paltry 55%.