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In big switch, Exxon to provide same-sex marriage benefits

  • ExxonMobil (XOM) says it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time as of Oct. 1.
  • Though dozens of U.S. companies have offered domestic partner benefits to gay couples for years, the step at XOM, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, is considered especially significant.
  • A minority of shareholders have repeatedly implored XOM to add language to its company guidelines that specifically bans discrimination against gay employees, in line with peers such as BP, Chevron and Shell.
Comments (6)
  • Marine85
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    I am out of Exxon Mobil. I refuse to support this policy.
    28 Sep 2013, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    Good, more shares for me. :-)

     

    Just like the civil rights reforms a couple generations ago, a couple generations from now people will be wondering how such bigoted people who wouldn't offer benefits to gay couples still existed as late as 2013.
    28 Sep 2013, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
    , contributor
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    Here are some other companies you should be sure not to invest in:

     

    ACN (sell soon, I'm looking to buy!)
    ADBE
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    INTC
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    And now:
    XOM

     

    Have fun watching your world (or at least your portfolio) crash down around you. :-)

     

    I'm sure there are more, and there will be even more in the future. You will have a hard time making any money with that type of investment bias.
    28 Sep 2013, 03:16 PM Reply Like
  • nickw252
    , contributor
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    Thanks, I'll buy your shares.
    29 Sep 2013, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • wallisr
    , contributor
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    XOM has not changed its policy. Its policy is to follow the law. Recent US Supreme Court decisions clarify that same sex married people have the same rights as traditional married people.
    28 Sep 2013, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Essobee
    , contributor
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    I agree, xom has not changed its policy. They have always maintained that they will provide benefits to legally married couples. Today, there are some states that allow same sex couples to have legal status. So Exxon has no choice but to provide benefits to these couples with legal status.

     

    However, having said that, it is a sad commentary on our society that most people today are so ignorante of the natural law that they see nothing wrong with having sterile sex between same sex couples. Unfortunately, our society will pay price for this supine ignorance. -- oh, it will take some time for its full negative effect to manifest intel, but it will happen. As an engineer I know that when laws are violated concerning the nature of the design for which something was created, things will eventually snap ... and I know they certainly will.... beginning with the spread of sexually transmitted illness, abuse, violence, and suicides. --Keep an eye on the medical statistics if some of you don't believe me.

     

    The only "good" thing about same sex couples is that they cannot reproduce themselves so from an evolutonary point of view, they are a dead-end.... that is what is called 'natural selection'.
    29 Sep 2013, 11:39 PM Reply Like
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