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RBC signs Business Statement on Transgender Equality

 

RBC signs Business Statement on Transgender Equality
 
NEW YORK, November 1, 2018 - 

RBC has partnered with more than 50 other major companies and 14 community organizations to sign a Business Statement on Transgender Equality. This statement, led by Out Leadership, Human Rights Campaign and others, comes in response to potential efforts by the U.S. Federal Government that would narrowly define a person’s gender and harm civil rights protections for transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people.

Attempts like this are in conflict with a growing number of U.S. federal court decisions affirming that sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under our nation’s civil rights laws. It also falls at odds with the direction of corporate America, which has made efforts to build and expand inclusion for transgender people over recent decades. As of 2018, two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

RBC is proud to stand alongside Airbnb, American Airlines, Facebook, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Lyft, Uber, Warby Parker, and many others to honor our core commitment to diversity and inclusion and support for the LGBT+ community. It is important to proactively create an environment in which employees feel like they can bring their whole selves to work every day. We will continue to advocate for a more inclusive workplace and society.

> Read the full statement.