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Intel Signs Unity Pledge

Intel Signs Unity Pledge

UNITY Pledge supports equality in the workplace, housing and public accommodations for all Arizonans

(Phoenix, AZ) – This month, Intel signed the UNITY Pledge in support of fully inclusive non-discrimination policies in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people.   Intel joins over 1,900 businesses and organizations including GoDaddy, Frys Food & Drug Stores, Yelp, Uber, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart, and Coca-Cola in supporting a fully inclusive Arizona.

Currently, five municipalities have ordinances that ban discrimination; however, Arizona has no statewide laws that protect gay and transgender individuals from being fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discriminated against in housing and public accommodations.

Created by ONE Community, a member based coalition of LGBTQ and allied individuals and businesses; the UNITY Pledge is a public declaration to support and advance workplace equality and non-discrimination policies in housing and public accommodations for LGBTQ individuals and their allies in Arizona. 

 “We thank Intel for their leadership and for standing up for equality,” said Angela Hughey, President of ONE Community.  “Intel has been a fully inclusive company for quite some time, but this public declaration is a shining example of corporate responsibility.  We thank them for their commitment and applaud them for encouraging others to do the same,” concluded Hughey.