The ALFLAC duck is quacking pro-gay lately. Despite what HRC says, the Columbus, Ga. headquartered insurance giant puts another notch in its LGBT ally belt. Watch the new anti-bullying video by its gay and gay-friendly employees.
A new “It Gets Better” video (above) details the moving personal stories of gay and allied staffers at the Fortune 125 company, many of whom faced acute bigotry growing up in rural Georgia. My my how times have changed, no matter how cute your cityfied online petition to bring marriage equality to Georgia. It wasn't long ago that the AFLAC duck was quacking support for benefits to spouses of gay employees and feeding a gay marriage boomlet in Columbus.
AFLAC routinely ignores HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, which ties the hands of the LGBT rights lobby and forces an unfavorable rating that makes the company look evil. But actions speak louder than filling out surveys. This video and a gay-inclusive benefits policy paint a bigger picture than the company's 2013 HRC score of 30 out of 100.