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Delta and LGBT

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  1. Anonymous

    Hey Lucky… Curious if you could do a deeper dive on this. Delta is the only major airline to not receive a 100% score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index this year. I know that’s not the only criteria for being pro-LGBT but it’s certainly a respected third party review of your corporate policies. After all of Delta’s Shenanigans over the years keeping other airlines out of Pride Parades (AS in SEA, etc), what gives? They’re literally the only airline to not get a 100% score? I’m not suggesting they’re anti-LGBT, but it’s certainly a strange thing that they’re the only airline not at 100%

  2. [email protected]

    Hey Jeff,

    If this helps, according to the CEI, they lost points on:

    [*]Equivalency in same- and different sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits (10 points / half credit for parity across some, but not all benefits)
    [*]Equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care (10 points / half credit for inclusive coverage, but blanket exclusions for transitionrelated care remain in place)

    Looks like they got half credit for the second item, no credit for the first.

    According to the HRC’s 2019 CEI updates, these are new criteria that were not evaluated prior, which would explain why Delta received 100% before and 85% now.

    For a 100% in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index report, businesses must:

    [*]Beginning in the 2019 CEI, participants must offer parity between different- and same-sex spouses [U][B]and[/B][/U] have coverage available for domestic partners of enrollees.
    [*]Beginning in the 2019 CEI, participants must remove transgender exclusions from [B][U]all[/U] [/B]benefits plans.

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