Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisc., denounced ExxonMobil from the floor of the House of Representatives today. He referred to the vote in Dallas last week on a resolution to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its employment nondiscrimination policy.
“The government shouldn’t be in business with companies that discriminate,” he said.
He said ExxonMobil has received more than $1 billion in government contracts over the last decade.
“BP doesn’t discriminate,” he said. “Chevron doesn’t discriminate. Shell Oil doesn’t discriminate, but ExxonMobil does and their anti-equality policies should start to hurt their bottom line.”
He said ExxonMobil’s policies demonstrate why we need a comprehensive Employment Nondiscrimination Act.
Pocan co-chairs the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Watch the video of Pocan’s speech below.