Inclusion Paradox Sighting: The 2010 Corporate Equality Index Survey
September 16, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The number of businesses with perfect ratings based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits rose by twenty percent in the past twelve months — despite the serious economic downturn — according to a new report released today by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. The 2010 edition of the Corporate Equality Index, which rates 590 businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 percent, reports 305 businesses achieved top ratings, compared to 260 last year” (from the HRC press release). For fourth year in a row Hewitt was one of them.
Further evidence that despite continued controversy in the courts and in the polls, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender gain increased acceptance.