Wednesday, April 27, 2016

16 'Pro-LGBT' Businesses That Operate in Countries With Poor Human Rights Records

Mariana Barillas / Kristiana Mork / /


Big corporations have come out to criticize state religious liberty measures in Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina as discriminating against those who aren’t heterosexual, some going as far as to propose boycotting states that enact such laws.  However, several of the most vocal companies that say they stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans also operate in countries with troubling human rights records, including places where homosexuality can result in a death sentence, a review by The Daily Signal shows.

Details on the fate of the measures in Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina are below. The following is a list of 16 corporations that publicly attacked religious liberty measures in one or more of the three states, yet do business in countries that blatantly and sometimes brutally discriminate against LGBT citizens or otherwise have a poor record of defending human rights:

1. Unilever
2. Microsoft
3. Intel
4. Live Nation
5. The Weinstein Co.
6. AMC Networks Inc.
7. Time Warner
8. The Walt Disney Co.
9. General Electric Co.
10. The Coca-Cola Co.
11. PayPal
12. Salesforce
13. Apple Inc.
14. The National Basketball Association
15. Netflix
16. Sony

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