Pride Month Spotlight: Tania Hanna, Harris Corp.
June 27, 2019
Read what Harris Corp’s VP of Government Relations, Tania Hanna, has to say about Pride Month:
“June is recognized in the US as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, in commemoration of the June 1969 Stonewall demonstration and protests in NYC, historically recognized as the beginning of the LGBTQ equal rights movement.
While much progress has been made in the fight for equal rights, there is still much to be done. As of June 2015, all states license and recognize marriage between same-sex couples thanks to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. However, no federal laws bar employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In 26 states, there are no LGBTQ non-discrimination protections.
I highlight these important facts to remind our employees, that discrimination or harassment of any kind is not tolerated at Harris and conflicts with our mission, values and internal policies. We firmly believe that embracing diverse ideas and talent is critical to the success of our mission and overall business. I am proud that for the 4th consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign has awarded Harris its highest rating with a perfect score of 100 in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, illustrating our commitment to these values.”