[Ed. – Because that’s what this is about. Calling it ‘LGBT protection’ is a lie. It’s about forcing everyone else in the work place to know about personal LGBT choices and approve them.]
ExxonMobil has reversed its longstanding opposition to providing LGBT employment protections, a sign of the impact of President Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
LGBT advocates reacted to the news — a long-sought change — with continued dissatisfaction.
“This wasn’t prompted by a change of principles or corporate values, it represents Exxon’s response to President Obama’s July 2014 executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people,” Deena Fidas, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Workplace Equality Program said in a statement. “Exxon had to include these explicit workplace protections or risk losing its federal contracts.” …
Tico Almeida, whose Freedom to Work organization is suing ExxonMobil for alleged anti-gay discrimination in its hiring processes, echoed Fidas.