Procter & Gamble Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

“We have always supported our employees and fostered a culture of inclusion and respect – this includes the right to marry whomever they choose and to have that union legally recognized,” said Deborah P. Majoras, P&G’s chief legal officer and executive sponsor to GABLE, P&G's LGBT and allied employee group.

The company—which produces everything from Crest toothpaste and Pampers to Gillette razors and Duracell batteries—already has a solid track record on LGBT rights, and a perfect 100% score from HRC's Corporate Responsibility Index.

P&G first added anti-gay-discrimination language into its employee protocals back in 1992. In 2001, the company started offering full benefits to domestic partners—Nine years later transition benefits for trans employeer were added to P&G's health-insurance package.

William Gipson, P&G's chief global diversity officer, says the company's dependence on innovation has fueled its support:"What's critical are new insights and new ideas," Gibson explained. "For our company, it's not a political statement, but a statement of support for our employees."

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