Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

LAST UPDATED: July 12, 2021
TOTAL SIGNERS: 144
Email [email protected] to join

The companies joining this statement do business, create jobs, and serve customers throughout the United States. Our businesses strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone who works for us or does business with us to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves. Fairness, equal treatment, and opportunity are central to our corporate values because we care about our employees and the customers we serve. What’s more, these values also matter to our bottom lines. Inclusive business practices lead to more productive and engaged employees, increased customer satisfaction; and, ultimately, improved competitiveness and financial performance.

We are deeply concerned by the bills being introduced in state houses across the country that single out LGBTQ individuals – many specifically targeting transgender youth – for exclusion or differential treatment. Laws that would affect access to medical care for transgender people, parental rights, social and family services, student sports, or access to public facilities such as restrooms, unnecessarily and uncharitably single out already marginalized groups for additional disadvantage. They seek to put the authority of state government behind discrimination and promote mistreatment of a targeted LBGTQ population.

These bills would harm our team members and their families, stripping them of opportunities and making them feel unwelcome and at risk in their own communities. As such, it can be exceedingly difficult for us to recruit the most qualified candidates for jobs in states that pursue such laws, and these measures can place substantial burdens on the families of our employees who already reside in these states. Legislation promoting discrimination directly affects our businesses, whether or not it occurs in the workplace.

As we make complex decisions about where to invest and grow, these issues can influence our decisions. America’s business community has consistently communicated to lawmakers at every level that such laws have a negative effect on our employees, our customers, our competitiveness, and state and national economies.

As business leaders dedicated to equal treatment, respect, and opportunity for all – as well as to improving the financial and investment climate across the country – we call for public leaders to abandon or oppose efforts to enact this type of discriminatory legislation and ensure fairness for all Americans.

Signed:

23andMe
Accenture
Adobe, Inc.
Advance Auto Parts
AEO Inc.
Affirm
Airbnb
AllianceBernstein
Ally
Altria Group Inc.
Amalgamated Bank
Amazon
American Airlines
American Honda Motor Company
Anaplan
Apple
Arcadis U.S. Inc.
Asana, Inc.
AT&T
Atlassian
Bayer US LLC
BBVA USA
BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe)
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Berkshire Bank
Biogen
Bloomberg LP
Boehringer Ingelheim USA
Boston Scientific
Bounteous
CNA Insurance
CVS Health
Capital One
Cardinal Health
Cargill
Cargo Transporters, Inc.
Celanese
Center for Community Self-Help
Chobani
Citigroup, Inc.
The College Board
Corning Incorporated
CSAA Insurance Group
Curology
Dechert LLP
Deckers Brands (UGG, HOKA, Teva, Sanuk, and Koolaburra by UGG)
Dell Technologies
Dow Inc.
Dropbox Inc.
EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Electronics
Early Warning Services, LLC
Eastern Bank
Elanco Animal Health
Equinix
Equitable
Facebook
FactSet Research Systems, Inc.
Flexport, Inc.
GP Strategies Corporation
Gap, Inc.
Gearbox
General Mills
GoDaddy
Google
Gusto
H&M
HP, Inc.
HSBC Bank USA
Hilton
IBM Corp.
ICM Partners
IHG Hotels & Resorts
IHS Markit
IKEA North America Services, LLC
Instacart
Intel
Intuit
Invitae Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Kellogg Company
The Knot Worldwide
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Lyft, Inc.
Macy’s, Inc.
Mailchimp
Marriott International, Inc.
Marsh McLennan
MassMutual
Medtronic PLC
MetLife, Inc.
Micron
Microsoft
Mobilize
Molson Coors Beverage Company
Mondelez International
New Belgium Brewing
NextRoll, Inc.
Nike, Inc.
Nuance Communications
Oracle Corporation
PNC Financial Services Group
Patreon
PayPal
Peloton Interactive, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
REI Co-op
Red Hat, Inc.
Redfin Real Estate
Royal Bank of Canada
SAP
Salesforce
Silicon Labs
Signet Jewelers
Square, Inc.
State Street Corporation
Sun Life
SurveyMonkey
Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, including member companies Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States
Synchrony Financial
Target
TechNet
Thermo Fisher Scientific
T-Mobile
Trillium Asset Management
Tripadvisor
Twitter, Inc.
Uber
Unilever United States
Union Pacific
United Airlines
Verizon
VMLY&R
VMware
Warby Parker
Warner Music Group
Wells Fargo
Workday, Inc.
Xperi Holding Corporation
Xylem
Yelp Inc.
Yext
Zillow



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