Human Rights Campaign names EA and Microsoft the best places to work for LGBT equality

Microsoft and EA are among dozens of companies that the Human Rights Campaign has named the best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, according to the Corporate Equality Index 2013.

Both companies were listed as offering at least one transgender healthcare coverage plan and both went on record to challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, which pushed to ban same sex marriage.

Both companies also received a 100 percent rating when judged against the Corporate Equality Index criteria, which looks at whether a company offers equal employment opportunities regardless of an employee's sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, employment benefits including equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care, organizational LGBT competency to ensure staff undergo training so that the entire business understands its commitment to diversity and cultural competency, public engagement and responsible citizenship.

Microsoft and EA both received a 100 percent rating in the 2012 and 2013 index.

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