13 Classic Companies Top HRC's New Corporate Equality Index

More than 300 corporations earned perfect scores on this year's CEI, including 13 of the top 20 Fortune 500 companies.

BY Sunnivie Brydum

December 09 2013 3:49 PM ET

Verizon

Sure, Verizon's best-known gay connection is probably out actor Paul Macarelli's "Test Man," who trotted the globe asking customers "Can you hear me now?" and was reportedly told to keep closeted while he played the iconic ad character. But since then, Verizon has stepped up its LGBT-inclusive policies, and it once again earned a perfect score from HRC — even though the company didn't respond to a Change.org petition last year launched by Zach Wahls to stop funding the Boy Scouts of America until the BSA changed its gay-exclusionary policies. 

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