Is CVS really LGBTQ friendly?
CVS does not have a public policy on LGBTQ rights, but the company has been vocal in its support for the community. CVS offers its employees domestic partner benefits and covers gender reassignment surgery under its health insurance plans. The company has also participated in public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights, and has donated money to politicians who support or don't support LGBTQ rights legislation.
These 25 rainbow flag-waving corporations donated more than $10 million to anti-gay politicians in the last two years
This month, corporations are plastering their social media avatars with rainbows, sponsoring Pride parades, and declaring their unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ community. Many of these companies, however, are spending millions supporting the campaigns of anti-gay politicians at the federal and state level.
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Rite Aid has a clear position on LGBTQ rights, stating that they support the rights of their employees to be themselves, and that they offer benefits to employees who are in same-sex relationships. The company also participates in public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights, and donates to politicians who support or don't support LGBTQ rights legislation.
Walmart has a poor position on LGBTQ rights despite having good benefits for its employees because it has donated millions of dollars to politicians who are actively against LGBTQ rights. These donations have included campaigns that aimed to restrict marriage equality, limit access to healthcare and public services, and increase discrimination against transgender people. The company's philanthropic arm has also donated to organizations that oppose LGBTQ rights, such as the Family Research Council, which has been classified as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.