by Pablo “Pibe” Ruiz #transgender twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #nohate
The LGBTQ news site LGBTQnation published today a letter signed by dozens of major companies warned president Trump “not to mess with transgender people”. According to the letter, Trump’s administration must “stop attacking transgender people”.
Between the 56 corporations joining the statemente are huge companies as IBM ready to “oppose any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections” because treat all people fairly, equally and with respect is the very core of IBM’s values.
Things are getting worse for the U.S. President who’s sowing hate all around the United States. The letter signed by 58 majors (see below) is very clear and can count on the biggest companies in the world as Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Amazon, Deutche Bank, American Airlines, The Coca Cola CCompany, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
We, the undersigned businesses, stand with the millions of people in America who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, or intersex, and call for all such people to be treated with the respect and dignity everyone deserves.
We oppose any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections through reinterpretation of existing laws and regulations. We also fundamentally oppose any policy or regulation that violates the privacy rights of those that identify as transgender, gender non-binary, or intersex.
In the last two decades, dozens of federal courts have affirmed the rights and identities of transgender people. Cognizant of growing medical and scientific consensus, courts have recognized that policies that force people into a binary gender definition determined by birth anatomy fail to reflect the complex realities of gender identity and human biology.
Recognizing that diversity and inclusion are good for business, and that discrimination imposes enormous productivity costs (and exerts undue burdens), hundreds of companies, including the
undersigned, have continued to expand inclusion for transgender people across corporate America. Currently more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 have clear gender identity protections; two-thirds have transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage; hundreds have LGBTQ+ and Allies business resource groups and internal training efforts.
Transgender people are our beloved family members and friends, and our valued team members. What harms transgender people harms our companies.
We call for respect and transparency in policy-making, and for equality under the law for transgender people.
Adobe Systems Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade
Cisco Systems Inc.
Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Hogan Lovells International LLP
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lush Handmade Cosmetics
MGM Resorts International
Ropes & Gray
Royal Bank of Canada
State Street Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
The Dow Chemical Company
Trillium Asset Management
(2nd november, 2018)