Merkley Welcomes Support of 60 Leading Corporations for the Equality Act

Merkley Welcomes Support of 60 Leading Corporations for the Equality Act

Bipartisan legislation would ensure comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination protections for employment, housing and more in federal law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today welcomed the support of 60 leading corporations who announced that they are forming a coalition of support for the Equality Act, landmark bipartisan LGBT rights legislation introduced by Merkley and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) in 2015.

The formation of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act was announced today by the Human Rights Campaign.

“No one should have to fear discrimination simply because of who they are or whom they love,” said Merkley. “It’s incomprehensibly wrong that in many states, a couple could marry in the morning and be evicted from their apartment or fired from their jobs in the afternoon. Full equality is the right thing to do, and it’s good for business too.”

The businesses represented in the coalition have operations in all 50 states, headquarters spanning 22 states and a combined $1.9 trillion in revenue. Together, they employ more than 4.2 million people in the United States.

The full list of 60 corporations supporting the coalition is listed below:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Accenture
  • Airbnb Inc.
  • Amazon.com Inc.
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Apple Inc.
  • Best Buy Co. Inc.
  • Biogen
  • Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp.
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
  • Brown-Forman Corp.
  • CA Technologies Inc.
  • Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Choice Hotels International Inc
  • Corning Inc.
  • CVS Health Corp.
  • Diageo North America
  • Dropbox Inc.
  • EMC Corp.
  • Facebook Inc.
  • Gap Inc.
  • General Electric Co.
  • General Mills Inc.
  • Google Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Hilton Worldwide Inc.
  • Hyatt Hotels Corp.
  • IBM Corp.
  • Intel Corp.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg Co.
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Marriott International Inc.
  • MasterCard Inc.
  • McGraw Hill Financial
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
  • Monsanto Co.
  • Moody's Corp.
  • Nike Inc.
  • Oracle Corp.
  • Orbitz Worldwide Inc.
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • Replacements Ltd.
  • Salesforce
  • Sodexo Inc.
  • Symantec Corp.
  • T-Mobile USA Inc.
  • Target Corp.
  • Tech Data Corp.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • The Hershey Company
  • Twitter Inc.
  • Unilever
  • WeddingWire Inc