Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally

  • metta

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    Oct 01, 2015 5:25 AM GMT
    Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally


    A dozen corporations, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Coca-Cola Co., are joining a new coalition to push for LGBT rights in the workplace in places beyond the U.S. and Western Europe.

    The organization is partly a response to the recent setbacks for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in countries like Russia, Uganda and the Middle East. The Human Rights Campaign-led group will push for protections in the workplace globally, including in countries where LGBT individuals face legal discrimination or harassment.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/080b2d470d9a4b8ea2345b657abcd40c/major-companies-form-group-push-lgbt-rights-globally?nc=1443562341041
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    Oct 01, 2015 11:07 PM GMT
    This is great. I sure hope more and more people will come out so that people get used to being around gay people (AND ACTUALLY KNOW THAT THEY ARE GETTING ALONG WITH A REAL, LIVE GAY PERSON).
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    Oct 02, 2015 1:08 PM GMT
    My employer is in there and I am not surprised since we have had protections for our own employees in place since the 80s. We also publicly went to bat against "religious freedom" laws in several states.