Friday, May 31, 2013

Exxon Shareholders Reject Gay Agenda for 16th Time

At the annual meeting of the Exxon Mobil corporation this week, a proposal by homosexualists to add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the company's anti-discrimination policy was defeated by a vote of 81-19.  Exxon Mobil remains one of the few large corporations bucking the politically correct trend embracing the Gay Agenda.

For background, read Largest Corporations Stampede to Support 'Gay Agenda' and also read Defeat Marriage, Says Starbucks, Other Corporations as well as Professional Sports Embrace Gay Agenda

In addition, read Corporation Opposes Gay Agenda = Media Storm

-- From "Exxon Mobil shareholders reject gay-rights proposal" by Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star Telegram 5/29/13

That proposal, which had drawn increased scrutiny from activists in recent weeks, had support from just 20 percent of shares voted. The company, in advising shareholders to vote against the measure, said its policies already prohibit “all forms of discrimination” in all its workplaces worldwide.

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From "Exxon Mobil rejects gay-discrimination ban during Dallas shareholders meeting" by David Koenig, Associated Press Business Writer 5/29/13

It was the 16th defeat for Exxon resolutions on discrimination against gays and the seventh on greenhouse emissions.

The ban on bias based on sexual orientation was proposed by a retirement fund for New York state employees. George Wong, an official for the New York comptroller's office, said the lack of specific protection for gays hurt the company's ability to recruit employees from the widest pool of talent.

Wong said Exxon discriminates by refusing to extend spousal benefits to employees who marry a gay partner in New York, where same-sex marriage is legal.

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From "Exxon Mobil's Anti-Gay Discrimination Policy Rejection Slammed By GetEQUAL Advocacy Group" reported by Huffington Post 5/29/13

Recently, Exxon -- the nation's largest oil and gas company -- received a score below zero on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) ranking of corporate policies towards LGBT employees.

Exxon officials had reportedly been sent two nearly identical resumes for a job opening at its office in Patoka, Ill. by LGBT advocacy group Freedom to Work in conjunction with a high-powered Washington law firm. One of the fictional applicants had been depicted as a gay rights activist and did not receive a callback despite having significantly higher high school and college grades than the other, who was contacted, according to the AP.

Interestingly, Mobil had policies protecting gay and lesbian employees, and it offered domestic partner benefits prior to its 1999 merger with Exxon after the merger, according to the Dallas News. Those policies were rescinded immediately after the merger

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From "ExxonMobil Shareholders Again Refuse Special Protection for Homosexual Employees" by Ryan Kierman, 5/31/13

Conservative groups, including the Family Research Council, applauded shareholders for rejecting the proposal.

“While other businesses drift away from their principles or capitulate under pressure, Exxon is putting its stock in something other than political correctness,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. “Exxon is setting a good example for other businesses who think promoting extreme political views is the only away to avoid the strong arm tactics of far left special interests.”

In their submission to shareholders, homosexual advocates noted that more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have adopted written nondiscrimination policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

A week before Wednesday’s shareholder meeting, the oil giant was sued by the LGBT advocacy group Freedom to Work, which alleges that ExxonMobil discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation by hiring a less-qualified administrative assistant rather than one who served as treasurer of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.

The Los Angeles Times noted that a lawyer for the plaintiffs called ExxonMobil “an outlier that refuses to follow industry standards.”

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