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Marriott Earns High Marks from the Human Rights Campaign

Human-rights-campaign-logoScores 90% on the 2012 Corporate Equality Index.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has awarded Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) a high score of 90 on its annual Corporate Equality Index for 2012. 

The Corporate Equality Index rates employers for their acceptance of and respect for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, consumers and investors.  Ratings are based on factors such as non-discrimination policies, equal benefits for domestic partners, and respectful advertising, and external community outreach. 

“From our employees and owners to our suppliers, customers and shareholders, everyone brings something different to Marriott and we embrace all,” says Jimmie Paschall, Global Diversity Officer and senior vice president of External Affairs, Marriott International.  “We are proud that the Human Rights Campaign recognizes our commitment to a culture of inclusiveness.  It is in the fabric of our culture. Our employees, customers, owners and shareholders expect it and understand that it is what makes Marriott successful.”

Marriott has consistently been recognized for its outstanding workplace and diversity and inclusion programs.  For a comprehensive list of accomplishments, click Awards and Recognition.  In 2009, Marriott launched its web site tailored primarily for the LGBT community.  To learn more, please visit

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