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USA: Human Rights Campaign releases Corporate Equality Index on company protection for gay, lesbian & transgender employees & consumers - record number of firms have perfect score - ExxonMobil, Meijer, Perot Systems score lowest

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19 September 2006

New Report Shows Corporate America Competing to Be the Most GLBT-Friendly - Industry Trends Show Fierce Competition; Benefits Ranging from Domestic Partner Health Plans to Transgender Protections

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign today released a report showing that a record number of the largest U.S. companies are increasingly competing to expand benefits and protections for their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers...[An] unprecedented 138 major U.S. companies earned the top rating of 100 percent [including Raytheon]... Three companies received a score of zero on the report. They are:...ExxonMobil,...Meijer Inc. and...Perot Systems.

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1 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Equality Index 2006: A Report Card on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

[Companies with perfect score: Adobe Systems, Aetna, Agere Systems, Agilent Technologies, Allianz, Alston & Bird, American Express, AMR (American Airlines), Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Arnold & Porter, AT&T, Avaya, Bain & Company, Bank of America, Bausch & Lomb, BellSouth, Best Buy, Boeing, BP America, Bright Horizons, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital One, Cargill, Carlson Companies, Charles Schwab, Chevron, ChoicePoint, Chubb Corp., CIGNA, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Clear Channel, Clorox, CMP Media (part of United Business Media), CNA Insurance, Coca-Cola, Consolidated Edison (Con Edison), Adolph Coors (part of Molson Coors), Corning, Credit Suisse, Cummins, DaimlerChrysler, Dell, Deloitte & Touche, Deutsche Bank, Dorsey & Whitney, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, Estée Lauder, Faegre & Benson, Fannie Mae, Ford, Freescale Semiconductor, Gap, General Mills, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hyatt, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Heller Ehrman, Hewitt Associates, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Honeywell, Hospira, ING North America, Intel, IBM, Intuit, J.P. Morgan Chase, Jenner & Block, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Keyspan, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant, KPMG, Kraft Foods (part of Altria), Lehman Brothers, Levi Strauss, Lexmark, Liz Claiborne, Lucent, McDermott Will & Emery, McKinsey, Mellon Financial, Merck, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Microsoft, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Morgan Stanley, Morrison & Foerster, Motorola, Nationwide , NCR, New York Times, Nike, Nixon Peabody, Nordstrom, Northrop Grumman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Owens Corning, PepsiCo, Pfizer, PG&E, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Powell Goldstein, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Financial, Raytheon, Replacements Ltd., S.C. Johnson, Schering-Plough, Sears, Sempra Energy, Sprint Nextel, Starcom MediaVest (part of Publicis), Starwood Hotels, State Street, Sun Microsystems, SunTrust Banks, Tech Data Corp., Olivia Companies, US Airways, Viacom, Visa, Volkswagen of America, Wachovia, Walgreen, Wells Fargo, Whirlpool, Xerox]

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