The annual Rainbow Shakedown of America’s corporations continues. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released its Corporate Equality Index for 2020. They announced it at Davos, no less. The Corporate Equality Index is the annual threat to corporate America that they better step into line with the gay elite because hell hath no fury as a rainbow scorned. It is reminiscent of what Jesse Jackson used to pull back in the day when his Rainbow Coalition had a slightly different meaning. In those days, if you didn’t give in to Jesse’s civil rights hustle, that is, by handing over your cash, you’d pay in terms of boycotts, shaming, litigation possibly, or even governmental intrusion.
The shakedown has transferred to the newer rainbow.
The Corporate Equality Index lists 1,059 corporations and how they go about favoring all things LGBT. The report’s executive summary explains, “where businesses enumerate federally protected categories of workers in their nondiscrimination policies (e.g., based on race, religion, disability, etc.), the HRC Foundation evaluates them on the inclusion of ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ protections.” It should be noted that sexual orientation and gender identity are not categories of nondiscrimination in federal law. This, however, is something the LGBTs are eager to do through the Equality Act, which is stalled in Congress.
Besides the provision of health insurance for same-sex spouses and partners, the report measures the availability of sex change coverage and coverage for chronic issues related to the kinds of transgender surgical enormities advocated by the HRC. The report also requires businesses to advocate for LGBTs in “advertising, public policy engagement, supplier diversity, philanthropy, and sponsorship.”
They say the report is merely a “roadmap to LGBTQ inclusion, but it cannot serve as a holistic assessment of any employer’s unique workplace culture and individual experiences.” The implied threat is that corporations must come up with wholly new ways to advance the agenda.
So, how are American corporations doing, according to the gay elite? First, note that more than 1,000 corporations have voluntarily participated in the questionnaire. This includes almost all of the Fortune 500. What shouldn’t surprise anyone is that a majority of reporting companies get a 100 percent rating: 686 businesses earned the highest rank. This is 64 percent of the total.
Fully 91 percent of the Fortune 500 boast gender identity protections enumerated in their nondiscrimination policies. A whopping 98 percent of those businesses in the report offer such protections. 89 percent of reporting businesses offer sex change coverage….
The above comes from a Feb. 7 story by Austin Ruse in Crisis Magazine.