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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wendy's stands for tolerance and cheesy meat pies

I knew I craved those fries for a reason...

Wendy's Adds Gays, Transgenders To Employment Policy:

Fast food chain Wendy's International has agreed to amend its employment nondiscrimination policy by adding new written protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity for all employees.

The change came after lobbying by the LGBT civil rights group Equality Project and one of the company's biggest shareholders.

The New York City Employees Retirement Fund filed a shareholders resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission calling for the policy change. After the company agreed to the changes the resolution was withdrawn without needing to go to stock holders at the next Annual Meeting.

“The good news from Wendy’s proves once again that building coalitions around the Equality Principles is a strategy that works for shareholders and policy advocates alike, and deserves support by more institutions,” said Grant Lukenbill, managing director of the Equality Project.

Well done, Wendy's! For this, I will continue to eat your cholesterol-filled heart-destroying foods (not because these foods taste good as they destroy my insides). I'm supporting those who support tolerance! Yes, that's right. Uh huh.


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