Porno Pete Vs. HRC

Porno Pete LaBarbera is accusing the Human Rights Campaign of “blackmail” because of the HRC’s point system for their Corporate Equality Index, which measures how major companies treat their LGBT employees. Via the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow:

HRC is now demanding those corporations offer unlimited healthcare coverage for transgender employees — or lose the highest ranking offered under the Corporate Equality Index. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells OneNewsNow the group is simply escalating “its blackmail campaign against businesses.” “In order to get a 100-percent rating, you now have to provide funding for sex-change operations for transsexuals,” he explains. “So…they keep ramping up the demands to get the 100-percent rating, knowing that companies are bragging about having the rating.”

I asked the Human Rights Campaign to respond.

The new CEI requirement is for insurance coverage to pay for medically necessary treatment for transgender people including sex affirmation surgeries. These surgeries are medically necessary according to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and have been endorsed by the AMA among other. It is our hope that the new CEI criteria will make a difference in the lives of transgender people.