Is UPS the most “gay”-friendly company in America?
Some may be wondering after shipping giant United Parcel Service said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against homosexuals.
UPS is the second major corporation in recent days to yank funding from the scouts, following in the footsteps of computer chip maker Intel.
According to its tax return, the UPS Foundation donated more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts last year.
“We promote an environment of diversity and inclusion,” UPS spokeswoman Kristen Petrella told the Associated Press Monday. “UPS is a company that does the right things for the right reasons.”
The Boy Scouts reiterated this year it was holding onto its policy of excluding openly homosexual youth and adults from being members and leaders.
But UPS is just one of many companies that have policies favoring homosexuals.
The HRC ranks U.S. companies according to their support and non-support for “gay,” lesbian, bisexual and transgender causes. The scale is from zero to 100, with those closest to zero being firms that are not supportive of homosexual policies, and those nearest 100 being very “gay”-friendly.
The criteria include anti-discrimination protections, domestic partner benefits, diversity training and transgender-inclusive benefits.
In the first year of the CEI a decade ago, 13 businesses achieved a top score of 100 percent.
Now, 190 businesses achieved a top rating of 100 percent.
Here is the latest list of companies scoring 100 percent on the index:
3M A.T. Kearney Inc. AAA Northern California Abercrombie & Fitch Accenture Ltd. Aetna Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld Alcatel-Lucent Alcoa Alston & Bird American Express Ameriprise Financial
Abercrombie & Fitch Accenture Ltd. Aetna Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld Alcatel-Lucent Alcoa Alston & Bird American Express Ameriprise Financial AMR Corp. (American Airlines) Aon Corp. Apple Inc. AT&T Automatic Data Processing Avon Products Inc. Bain & Co. Inc. Baker & McKenzie Bank of America Corp. Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Barclays Capital Barnes & Noble Inc. Best Buy Bingham McCutchen Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota BMO Bankcorp Booz Allen Hamilton Boston Consulting Group Bristol-Myers Squibb Brown Rudnick Brown-Forman Corp. Bryan Cave Caesars Entertainment Corp. Campbell Soup Co. Capital One Financial Corp. Cardinal Health Inc. Cargill Inc. Carlton Fields PA Chapman and Cutler Charles Schwab Corp. Chevron Corp Choate, Hall & Stewart Choice Hotels International Inc. Chrysler
Chubb Corp. Cisco Systems Citigroup Inc. Clifford Chance US Clorox Co. Coca-Cola Co. Corning Inc. Covington & Burling Credit Suisse USA Inc. Crowell & Moring Cummins Inc. Debevoise & Plimpton Delhaize America Inc. Dell Inc. Deloitte Deutsche Bank Dewey & LeBoeuf Diageo North America DLA Piper Dorsey & Whitney Dow Chemical Co. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont) Eastman Kodak Co. eBay Inc. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Eli Lilly & Co. EMC Corp. Ernst & Young Exelon Corp. Faegre & Benson Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) Fenwick & West Ford Motor Co. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Gap Inc. Genentech Inc. General Mills Inc. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher GlaxoSmithKline Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Google Inc. Group Health Cooperative Herman Miller Inc. Hewlett-Packard Co. Hinshaw & Culbertson Hogan Lovells US Hyatt Hotels Corp. ING North America Insurance Corp. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Intuit Inc. Jenner & Block Johnson & Johnson JPMorgan Chase & Co. K&L Gates Kellogg Co. Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc. Kirkland & Ellis KPMG Kraft Foods Levi Strauss & Co. Limited Brands Inc. Littler Mendelson PC Lockheed Martin Corp. Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. McDermott Will & Emery McKinsey & Co. Inc. Medtronic Inc. MetLife Inc. Microsoft Corp. MillerCoors Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Morgan Lewis & Bockius Morgan Stanley Morrison & Foerster Nationwide Navigant Consulting Inc. Nike Inc. Nixon Peabody Nordstrom Inc. Northern Trust Corp. Office Depot Inc. Oracle Corp. Orbitz Worldwide Inc. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Owens Corning Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler Paul Hastings Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Perkins Coie Pfizer Inc. PG&E Corp. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman PricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential Financial Inc. Raytheon Co. Replacements Ltd. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Ropes & Gray Schiff Hardin Sears Holdings Corp.
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold Sempra Energy Seyfarth Shaw LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP Sodexo Inc. Southern California Edison Co. Sprint Nextel Corp. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP Staples Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Sun Life Financial Inc. (U.S.) Supervalu Inc. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Symantec Corp. TD Bank Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund Tech Data Corp. Thompson Coburn LLP Time Warner Inc. TJX Companies Inc. Toyota Financial Services Corp. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Troutman Sanders LLP U.S. Bancorp UBS AG Unilever United Continental Holdings Inc. United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) United Technologies Corp. UnitedHealth Group Inc. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP Walt Disney Co. Wells Fargo & Co. Whirlpool Corp. White & Case LLP Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Winston & Strawn LLP Xerox Corp. Yahoo! Inc.
I am very glad that these companies are happy Yvonne. You have a right to your own belief on this but I beg you to understand there are many of us here who support freedom for all people here in North America.
I am just interested to know if this is your own personal view and what you base this on? I know that you are a truly devoted person and do not wish to argue this point but I am interested in where it comes from in you.
Actually, it should have read...the most homosexual companies in America.
I just thought it was interesting to find out who they are, I knew Home Depot was, had no idea of al the others.
Because of being a Christian believer I don't agree with the homosexual agenda or what they practice. That does not mean though that they can lead their lives the way they want to live, as long as they do not try to show their ways of lives out in the open, just like I do not approve of straight couples acting out in public what it is suppose to be behind closed doors. I have had someone very close to my, he was like a brother and he was a homosexual, he died at 26 years old, so I know the life style very well and believe me, the gay part of it, it is all a smoke screen, they are very unhappy people and this has also been proven by studies. God loves them so much, but he condems their lifestyle and I feel the same. I hope this does not change your opinion of me Cam!
Not at all Yvonne. Not at all. I do not judge people for their beliefs nor do I judge them by their lifestyles. I know you are a very devoted Christian and was pretty sure that is where your belief came from.
I have to say that thirty years ago I was the same. Then my sister-in-law came out and I always thought the world of her. Its funny because Linda picked up that Bernie was gay long before I did. My wife was a devoted Chritian but she really liked Bernie and passed no judgement on her. As well we became friends with a gay couple at the lake and they are wonderful people. Raising two lads that really have them pulling their hair out I tell you. Well I just like them no matter what and am proud to call them friends.
Sometimes it is what we in society judge as what should be the norm that puts pressure on folks who are just not like us. Again, I try really hard not to judge people and respect your views on this though we disagree with each other.
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BSA has every right to exclude whomever they like from their organization.
Of course there are consequences because of it. But, I stand by their right to do it. BSA is a great organization. All my brothers were Boy Scouts. My Mom was a den mother for years.
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I am not sure but I think Chik-Fil-A does not donate to organizations supporting abortion? I never heard anything about this ..... but I would think it would be ammo for a discrimination lawsuit in America would it not if someone was not hired just because they were homosexuals? That would be discrimination?
Again I am not trying to start an argument just tossing things around to try and get a grip on where this stands in America legally.
I believe the biggest problem is having govt involved with relationships. No one should have to purchase a license, or receive approval, from the govt to be with their life partner. It is no one's business what people do behind their own closed doors.
I do not believe the gay lifestyle should be taught in grade school, jr high or high school. I do not believe teachers should be inviting students to gay weddings. I do not believe there should be gay pride parades or any other activities that promote the gay lifestyle.
I do believe that what ever benefits men and women have as couples, should be extended to same sex couples. What difference does it make if it's a man and woman or two women sharing an apartment? What difference does it make if a man or woman are married that it should give them a discount on healthcare? Kristie and I were living together 2 years without her being on my medical insurance simply because we didn't register with the state, buy their expensive marriage license and had different last names. We paid $60 for a license, $300 for a minister, and all of a sudden she qualifies for medical benefits? That's wrong.
Govt has been and always will be are biggest obstacle unless we put a stop to it! We need to maintain some form of morals, and as such, certain things belong in the privacy of ones home, not the general public. I don't care who lives with who for what reason. It isn't my business. If someone is happy being with a same sex person, I don't feel I have the right to interfere with that happiness. But I do have the right to tell them to stay away from MY children or not to preach a lifestyle to them. They are MY children, not the govts and not the teachers. Teach them reading, writing, math, history and science. I'll take care of the rest.
When the gay community forces their agenda on the rest of us, it is no longer a private and personal concern. It is they who bring it out in the open and make it a public issue. I don't attend KKK rallies. I don't attend straight pride parades. I don't promote heterosexual activities in public. I expect the same courtesy from the gay community.
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Ha...usually care2 doesn't post that quickly
you see I took that out. They do hire gays Cam. The gay community has a problem with Chik-Fil-A because they contribute to an organization that is very open about being against the gay lifestyle.
Very well put Michael. I agree 100%
My biggest problem is that we bend over backwards for such a small % of people and do nothing for others.
Michael and Nan,I agree 100% with all you said. That is exactly the way I feel. Again,I am not judging the,., but keep your sexual behavior behind cloe doors,just like I don't want to see hetereosuals being inmoral infront of people. Iamagainst the gay parades where they fidplay themselves in an unmannerly way. Nor do I approve of them forcing theirsexual preferences to our grandchildren as normal behvior.
On the subeject of faith Cam, it is another matter,I know you are an atheidt, but have you consider that there is a reason whyGod calls the sin of homosexualityand abomination to Him. Yes, there are many wonderful homosexuals, that still does not make it right in God's eyes, we all have to choose whoo we are going to follow and be obedient to what He says we are not to do. He is not a kill joy God, it is for our own good that He tells us not to do something and to be clinical about it, that is the wrong place for a man to have intercourse, if you know what I mean. And a woman was created for the man, that is God's anatomitacally designed it! They can have all the rights they want as normal couples, insurance, etc.
We all contribute to our society in one way or another. I knew for years for instance that Anderson Cooper was gay but I resented him 'coming out' officially because that signaled support for Obama. That is all that said to me. Crikey back in the day we never knew the political standings of our news reporters and all of a sudden it has become important for us to know whether they are gay or straight? What for?
That has always confused me I must say. But when I hear stories about folks who have been together for years yet their partners are denied rights based on their sexual orientation it makes me very angry. The government had no place in our bedrooms. Then again the American government paying for birth control is something that is gobsmacking. Never thought I would see that day. It is one thing WE DO NOT DO here in Canada.
A lot of the Hollywood elite have abused their stardom and I resent them using their position in the media or the Hollywood society to get political with things. It is an abuse of that.