Editor’s Note: Responding to a rising tide of legislative and administrative attempts to further marginalize transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people – detailed in a recent report by The New York Times on administrative efforts to erase transgender non-discrimination protections through reinterpretation of existing law – 121 additional companies, including 49 enterprise businesses and 73 small and mid-size companies, have joined the Business Statement for Transgender Equality since it was first published on November 1.
We, the undersigned businesses, stand with the millions of people in América who identify as transgender or gender non-binary, or who are intersex, and call for all such people to be treated with the respect and dignity everyone deserves.
We oppose any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections through reinterpretation of existing laws and regulations. We also fundamentally oppose any policy or regulation that violates the privacy rights of those that identify as transgender or gender non-binary, or who are intersex.
In the last two decades, dozens of federal courts have affirmed the rights and identities of transgender people. Cognizant of growing medical and scientific consensus, courts have recognized that policies that force people into a binary gender definition determined by birth anatomy fail to reflect the complex realities of gender identity and human biology.
Recognizing that diversity and inclusion are good for business, and that discrimination imposes enormous productivity costs (and exerts undue burdens), hundreds of companies, including the undersigned, have continued to expand inclusion for transgender people across corporate America. Currently more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 have clear gender identity protections; two-thirds have transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage; hundreds have LGBTQ+ and Allies business resource groups and internal training efforts.
Transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex people are our beloved family members and friends, and our valued team members. What harms them harms our companies.
We call for respect and transparency in policy-making, and for equality under the law for transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex people. To read the growing list: https://businessfortransequality.com.
As of November 1, 2018: Accenture, Adobe Systems Inc., Airbnb, Altria Group, Amalgamated Bank, Amazon, American Airlines, Apple, Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP), Bank of America, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, BNY Mellon, Cargill, Cisco Systems Inc., Citi, Clifford Chance, The Coca-Cola Company, Corning Incorporated, Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Deutsche Bank, The Dow Chemical Company, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Facebook, Fastly, Inc., Google, Hogan Lovells, HSBC, IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, Intuit Inc., Iron Mountain, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Levi Strauss & Co., LinkedIn, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Lyft, Marriott International, MassMutual, MGM Resorts International, Microsoft Corp., Nike, Inc., PepsiCo, Replacements, Ltd., Ropes & Gray, Royal Bank of Canada, S&P Global, Salesforce, Sheppard Mullin, Sodexo Inc., Splunk, State Street Corporation, TiVo Corporation, Trillium Asset Management, Twitter Inc., Uber, Warby Parker. As of November 13, 2018:Allen & Overy, AMD, American Express, Asana, Inc., Atlassian, Best Buy Co. Inc., BNP Paribas, BounceX, Cardinal Health, Converse, Inc., Couchbase, Inc., Cummins, Deloitte LLP, Diageo, Dropbox Inc., eBay Inc., Ecolab, Etsy, Inc., EY, Gamestop, Gap Inc., GitHub, GSK, Gusto, Hilton Worldwide Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Littler, Macmillan, Mastercard,
Mercer, Mozilla, Ogilvy, Omnicom Group, Orrick, PayPal, Perkins & Will, Perkins Coie LLP, Progressive Insurance, Quantcast, Sanofi US, Shutterstock, Inc., Spotify, Square, Squarespace, Inc., Swiss Re, Tableau, ViiV Healthcare, Workday. Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, As of November 13, 2018: 7R Media & Expeditions, AdRoll, Inc., dba AdRoll Group, America Competes, Automattic, Bento Box Communications, Betterment, Bizzabo, Brain+Trust Partners, Branch Metrics, Braze, Inc. (formerly Appboy), Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Chef Software, Civis, Analytics, Collective Health, Combs Advisory Services, Complete Marketing Systems, Cultivating Change Foundation
Dallas Voice, Dialog Group, Donatti Translation & Interpreting, Elettore, EnFocus Strategies, Fernandez & Company, Five North, Chocolate, Foursquare, Freedom QA, GALA NTX, Grand Rounds, Inc, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Handshake, Headspace, Hootsuite, Intersection, Lab Monkey Communications, Lansky Career Consultants, Lime, Litmus Software, Inc., Lola.com, Mango Digital, LLC, MapAnything, Inc, MediaMath, Megawatt Analytics, LLC, Minted, Mitosis Management, Modern Columbus Realty, Momentum Psychological Services, PLLC, Nakanishi Research & Consulting LLC, New Relic, NightSHIFT Communicator’s Network, Nuna, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), OutSmart Magazine, Owkin, Patreon, Peloton, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, Pivotal, Rathman, Consulting & Coaching, Inc., Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, Rudner Law Offices, Safe Connections, Shift Technologies, Inc., Signal Digital, Inc., Sprout Social, Strava, Studio 5 – Learning + Development, LLC, SweetRush Inc, Texas Competes Action, The Ally Coalition, TripActions, TripAdvisor, Twilio, Witeck Communications, Inc.
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