PNC Joins the Business Coalition for the Equality Act

Feb 15, 2019 12:30 PM ET
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PNC has joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to members of the LGBTQ+ community as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.

The Business Coalition for the Equality Act includes companies with operations in all 50 states, headquarters spanning 24 states and a combined $3.2 trillion in revenue. The 147 companies that make up the coalition employ over 7.5 million people in the U.S.

Equality for all

The Equality Act would provide "consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs and jury service." It also amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination in public spaces and services and federally funded programs on the basis of sex and would expand the public spaces and services covered in current law to include retail stores and services including banking, legal and transportation services.

The Business Coalition for the Equality Act is organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the largest national civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. Last year, PNC received a perfect score on HRC's Corporate Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year and earned a designation as a 2018 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.