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Human Rights Campaign “equality flags” (Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

According to some very piquant Twitter takes, it’s pretty clear that many in the LGBTQ community hate that the Human Rights Campaign gave Monsanto a perfect score on its Corporate Equality Index Tuesday.

The HRC’s CEI rating grades businesses with 500 full-time employees or more on their on their internal anti-discrimination policies and positive handling of other associated human-relations issues. Some of the key points in judging the queer friendliness of these corporations include the availability of equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families, internal education and accountability metrics to promote LGBTQ inclusion competency and public commitment to LGBTQ equality.

This year, the much-maligned agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto — believe it or not, like it or not — earned a perfect CEI score. It is the eighth time it has done so.

“We are honored that Monsanto is once again being recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as an inclusive and diverse workplace where employee differences are embraced, valued and respected,” said Steve Mizell, Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer said in a statement.

“As a global company, it’s important that our work culture represents the talented 20,000 workers we …read more


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