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Seven Atlanta Firms Achieve Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality Rating

10 November 2017, 07:16 | Justin Tyler

Seven Atlanta Firms Achieve Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality Rating

Gail Marquis Olympic medalist scholar Wall Street executive and gay marriage advocate meets with Wyndham Worldwide Diversity & Inclusion team members and NJCU students who served as 2017 summer interns in Parsippany NJ

This annual survey and report is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and takes into consideration corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality. Among those, 609 earned a flawless score. Tyson, which is the largest employer in metro Sioux City, is one of 609 major USA businesses that earned top marks this year.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of Americas largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people.

"I couldn't be more proud to receive this honor for the third year in a row", said Jovita Foster, partner and chair of the Armstrong Teasdale Inclusion Committee. The ideal score represents TEGNA's commitment to equality and inclusion, a core company value. "I'm so thankful to work at a law firm that understands the importance of inclusion and diversity for both attorneys and staff".

"At a time when the rights of LGBTQ people are under attack by the Trump-Pence Administration and state legislatures across the country, hundreds of top American companies are driving progress toward equality in the workplace", said HRC President Chad Griffin in a press release.


Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer and operator of Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, today announced it received a score of 100 percent for the second consecutive year on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), designating the company as an employer of choice for LGBTQ equality.

The 2018 Corporate Equality Index rated 945 businesses with 609 earning top markings, including Apple, Nike, Macys, Pandora, Sirius XM, Sony, Viacom and Walt Disney Co. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in almost every area of law.

This year's index included surveys of 160 law firms.



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