Exxon announced today it will begin offering health benefits to employees who are legally married as of Jan. 1.
Resource Center has met with Exxon’s vice president of human resources and the agency was told they weren’t going to be pushed into offering benefits by a bunch of gay-rights activists.
In addition to the center CEO Cece Cox, those “activists” included executives from Texas Instruments, AT&T and Bank of America who talked with Exxon executives about how their companies implemented partner benefits.
Another of those gay-rights activists they wouldn’t be pushed around by was New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli who has filed shareholder resolutions the past few years to have the company add benefits. The resolutions have been defeated. This year he threatened to file a lawsuit against the company for violating New York law.
ExxonMobil’s CEO, Rex Tillerson, was also president of the Boy Scouts of America.