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Exxon Rejects Gay Discrimination Ban

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 10:56 AM

By a 4-to-1 ratio, Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders defeated a resolution to explicitly ban discrimination against gays. The Exxon board had argued that the company already banned discrimination of any type and didn't need to add language regarding gays.

Exxon's annual meeting once drew dozens of protesters from environmental and human-rights groups, but there was only a lone demonstrator outside as the meeting began Wednesday in an ornate symphony hall.

A retirement fund for New York state employees proposed that Exxon ban bias based on sexual orientation. The group said the lack of specific protection for gays hurt the company's ability to recruit employees from the widest pool of talent.

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