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EA scores top marks for LGBT equality in the workplace

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Electronic Arts has been named one of the best companies to work for in regards to LGBT equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

The HRC is a national organization that focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights. It scores companies based on four objectives, which include equal benefits for same-sex partners, ending benefit discrimination for transgender employees and dependents, firm-wide organizational competency on LGBT issues and firm-wide public commitment to the LGBT community.

EA received a perfect score of 100, along with hundreds of companies such as Apple, Facebook and GameStop. It's the company's third honor in as many years.

The company is known for hosting LGBT conferences and participating in events, as well as including LGBT characters and same-sex relationships in its games, such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age and The Sims.

Earlier this year, EA shrugged off its less flattering awards as Consumerist's Worst Company in America, defeating the possibility of winning the title three years in a row.