Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Glenn Greenwald writes many articles for "The Guardian" and for "Reader Supported News." He is a constitutional law scholar and has written the book "With Liberty and Justice for Some."
His opinion piece is not shocking as nothing shocks me about our country much anymore but it is certainly dismaying. Read the following here or below and pass it on if you like.
If you scroll down to the link below there are MANY companies the Human Rights Campaign Fund suggests from which to buy goods. These companies (and there are dozens) are LGBT friendly and supportive. They are given color coded ratings and percentage ratings as well. 100% is of course the best. For all the companies who are not supportive there are many which are one simply has to look.
The movement for equality has taken on a life of its own. With all the sometimes negative press like Justice Scalia's rancid and insulting comments that are so discouraging it is refreshing to get a dose of reality and know there are many more who think opposite from the ignorant justice.
One must simply look and realize it without allowing the inhumane, ignorant, unfeeling and uncaring to send negative karma to one's soul!
If you click on the link below and scroll down you will be amazed at how many categories of business that support this humane cause. I suggest you look at some, examine the color coding and the percentage and consider when the need arises buying from them!
Companies that are AOK! The NEW NORMAL
For American companies, 100 percent is the new normal.
That's not a sales figure or a stock value.
That's the perfect score that 252 companies earned when we evaluated their workplace policies for LGBT employees in this year's Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
When we started the CEI 11 years ago, there were just 13 perfect scores.
So while the federal government and many state governments lag behind, American businesses continue to make great strides on LGBT equality. The result is a total transformation in the lives of millions of LGBT employees and their families.
Bring the CEI home by checking out HRC's 2013 Buyer's Guide – a helpful holiday shopping tool to see which brands are best on LGBT equality.
HRC's goal with the CEI has always been to provide companies with a roadmap to fair policies. As more and more businesses compete to retain top talent, LGBT-inclusive policies have become a corporate standard – just 11 years after our first edition.
There's a lot more good news out of this year's CEI. Here are some of the other amazing stats and what they mean for equality:
Enacting these company policies isn't just the right thing to do – it's good for business and makes an enormous difference in the lives of millions.
But there's still quite a bit of work left. While the average score of companies who participate in the CEI is 84 (in the green), the average score for corporations who chose not to participate in the CEI this year is a disappointing 11. And that's the biggest problem – a full quarter of businesses in the CEI are in the red, just because they didn't respond.
Now you can take part by downloading the 2013 Buying for Workplace Equality Guide that'll show you how your favorite stores and companies treat their LGBT staff. (There's even an app for that!)
Don't wait until you're finished shopping – check out the CEI and the Buyer's Guide online, by downloading the mobile app onto your iPhone, or by texting SHOP and the company name to 30644 today.
Thanks for taking a minute to look through and share this encouraging and great news.
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