What Airline Scored 100% on HRC's Corporate Equality Index?


By Neal Broverman

It may not surprise anyone familiar with the carrier.

Texas-based American Airlines has once again scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, the only airline to do so.

The HRC index, which rates LGBT-friendly policies at the country's largest corporations, honored American with a perfect score. The airline achieved that feat every year since 2002, when the index launched. American has its own website for LGBT travelers, provides benefits to the partners of its workers, and doesn't tolerate anti-LGBT discrimination among employees. On top of all that, American representatives recently sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.

"American Airlines has an enduring legacy which gives us all pride," Cindy Fiedelman, vice president of people and diversity at American, said in a statement. "Together with the leaders of GLEAM, American's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Employee Resource Group, we are committed to being a leader in equality and inclusion."