ExxonMobil today voted against protecting LGBT employees from discrimination and this is not the first time.
Some 80% of shareholders voted against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the company’s anti-discrimination policy
“It’s disappointing, but this isn’t the end of the issue for us,” said Resource Center Dallas’ Rafael McDonnell, who has lobbied the company on the issue. “We’re going to continue to reach out and engage them. … I think the White House needs to go back and revisit this executive order.”
The proposed executive order would require contractors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies if they do business with the federal government, which Exxon does.
Mobil was one of the first companies in the world to include sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy and offer benefits to the same-sex partners of gay employees. But ExxonMobil rescinded those policies after the merger.
via Exxon Mobil Votes Overwhelmingly Against Protecting LGBT Employees | Advocate.com.