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Verizon Votes Down Trans Protections

Verizon shareholders have voted to reject a proposed amendment to the company's employment policies which would have added gender identity protections.
Preliminary results showed that the resolution, which was opposed by the company's board of directors, won 17 percent of shareholder approval. It takes 3 percent for a proposal to come back, which it achieved. According to Alberto Canal, of Verizon media relations, more than 2 billion votes were cast. Canal said the company has 340 employees in the Bay Area.
According to a Verizon spokesperson, GLOBE, the company's LGBT employee resource group, supported the position of the company. However, GLOBE's president has apparently been told he may not comment on the issue. Backers of the amendment plan to resubmit next year.

(Via - Bay Area Reporter)

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