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12 companies join Human Rights Campaign in push for gay rights beyond US & Western Europe
Author: Ken Sweet, AAP (Australia), Published on: 6 October 2015
"Major companies push for LGBT rights", 5 Oct 2015
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 US and Western Europe.
The organisation 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... [Other coalition members:] Accenture, AT&T Inc,...CA Technologies,...Destination Weddings Travel Group,...IBM,...Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams,...Procter & Gamble Co,...Replacements Ltd, and Symantec Corp. HRC officials expect the group to grow. [also refers to Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase]