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  •  Dallas Morning News today (7+ / 0-)

    Editorial (not op-ed, Editorial) begins:

    Exxon Mobil has long been one of the country’s corporate giants, but it still suffers from small-minded thinking on one important issue: ensuring equal treatment of its gay employees.

    At a time when the overwhelming majority of corporate America has quietly transitioned toward same-sex protections, Exxon Mobil has remained intransigently against including sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy

    It offers up this observation:
    And yet, Exxon Mobil has not only resisted efforts to alter its policies; it has actively fought them. Before merging with Exxon in 1999, Mobil had policies protecting gay and lesbian employees, and it offered domestic partner benefits; after the merger, the policies were rescinded. The same thing happened in the merger with XTO Energy in 2009.
    It ends:
    We urge shareholders, at their meeting today at the Meyerson Symphony Center, to pass the nonbinding resolution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it just makes sense.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Wed May 29, 2013 at 02:08:02 PM PDT

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