Exxon will continue its anti-gay ways
The shareholders have spoken, and it’s not for equality. (365gay):
For the seventh consecutive year shareholders at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting have voted down a proposal to include LGBT workers in the company’s anti-discrimination policy.
But despite rejection there is room for some comfort the nation’s largest gay rights group says. The number of shareholders supporting the policy change is growing annually.
This year 34.6 percent of shares voted in favor of the policy this year, an increase from 29.4 percent in 2005.
…ExxonMobil is the only major U.S. company to rescind a non-discrimination policy covering sexual orientation.
LGBT workers had been included in employment policies at Mobil. In December 1999 when Mobil merged with Exxon and under Exxon’s direction, the policy was abandoned. At the same time, it closed Mobil’s domestic partner benefits program to any more employees.