Today, Time Warner Cable joined with the Human Rights Campaign and hundreds of other companies and organizations in urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens.
Legislation like Missouri’s SJR39 and North Carolina’s HB2 are clearly bad for business, serving as a barrier to attracting and retaining the best talent and discouraging customers and potential customers from living and doing business in our markets.
But equally importantly, this troubling trend of laws runs counter to our core values of diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage and welcome diverse perspectives and experiences, and our employment policies specifically ban discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other factors. We do this not only because we believe it’s the right thing to do, but also because we know that when employees and customers feel welcomed, we are a better employer, service provider, business partner and community member.
Discrimination has no place in our business and no place in the communities we are proud to call home.