Thursday, August 9, 2012

Anti Gay Companies To Avoid

The Chick-Fil-A controversy has been a real eye-opener for our LGBT community & America. We thought we’d dig in & see what other companies had anti gay policies. As consumers with all our gay dollars we may be able to influence these homophobic companies to evolve as Obama has. In an election year a list of anti gay candidates is crucial so we know who to vote for or against. In this situation we can vote with our dollars by not supporting the following homophobic companies. The list of companies with anti gay policies are:
A-1 Self Storage, Auto Zone, Babies R Us, Boy Scouts, Celestial Seasonings, Chick-Fil-A, Cinemark, Cracker Barrel, Dole, Domino's Pizza, Exxon Mobil, Gold's Gym, Humana, John Deere, Meijer, Purina, Radio Shack, Salvation Army, Sam's Club, Toys R Us, Urban Outfitters & Walmart.
Just keep in mind that while federal law prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, religion, age & disability we still do not have a federal law that protects gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender people from discrimination. In some areas of the country, state or local laws offer some protections. However in most places companies can fire gay employees just because of their sexual orientation. Companies like Cracker Barrel have written policies that states, "It is inconsistent with our concept & values & is perceived to be inconsistent with those of our customer base, to continue to employ individuals in our operating units whose sexual preferences fail to demonstrate normal heterosexual values.” So with our buying power we can avoid doing business with the above companies. We hope that this list will encourage Obama in his evolution to pass ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act) & protect our LGBT community in the workplace. Updates to Come..:)
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Blogger Michael Aguilar said...

We should all print this list and hang it on the fridge....I had no idea about some of the companies (Domino's and Kellogg surprised me the most.)

August 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Charlotte Robinson said...

That's a very good idea.:)
I made this special graphic for it.
Thanks! XXX

August 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honest question: How was this list comprised?

August 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Charlotte Robinson said...

Link on the Pink Panther's Link below & HRC has a lot of this information.

August 9, 2012 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Red Seven said...

Cracker Barrel was forced to change their ways (see - however, a lot of LGBT folks still won't eat there.

August 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

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