Exxon in the spotlight with impending Obama gay rights move

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

Exxon Mobil (XOM) may have to change its employment policies after Pres. Obama signs an executive order - expected soon - barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

XOM is one of the largest companies that doesn’t already ban discrimination against gay workers on its own, according to gay rights groups, but the company's policy would have to change if it wants to keep doing business with the federal government.