Mike Pence speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, D.C. (pic by Gage Skidmore)

Toyota, NASCAR Slam Indiana’s Shameful, Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Yesterday, Subaru issued a new and improved statement against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence on March 26. Now, another automaker has joined the growing chorus of RFRA critics: Toyota, which maintains a…

Subaru opposes RFRA in Indiana

Subaru Updates Statement About Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

After Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law on March 26, we reached out to Subaru. Given the number of Subaru facilities and employees in that state, we thought that the famously LGBT-friendly automaker might have…

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Subaru Remains Quiet As Anti-LGBT Bill Becomes Law In Indiana

A new law has been passed in Indiana — one that will allow business-owners to discriminate against LGBT Americans based on their “deeply held religious beliefs”. It’s a mean-spirited law, a sad, desperate vain effort to stem the tide of…

Michel Deslauriers' review of the BMW X4, which calls the vehicle "transgender"

Canadian Auto Journalist Michel Deslauriers Calls The BMW X4 ‘Transgender’ Without Understanding What Transgender Means

Every so often, we receive emails that read something like this: “Why does the world need a car site just for LGBT shoppers? How the hell are their needs any different from the rest of us?” To which we typically…

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A Mardi Gras Driving Guide To Help You Navigate The Streets Of New Orleans This Fat Tuesday

Note: Every year, I tweak and repost this article for those of you who can’t be with us in New Orleans for the joys and pains of Fat Tuesday. More sober posts tomorrow!  Across most of the U.S., today is…

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ExxonMobil Accused Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination In Hiring

Given ExxonMobil’s long, long history of anti-LGBT bias, it will probably surprise absolutely no one that the company has been accused of discriminating against LGBT job applicants. What may be surprising, though, is that the company could be forced to…

Screencap of internal memo posted to ExxonMobil's LGBT employee group (via Joe.My.God)

After Years Of Bigotry, ExxonMobil Protects LGBT Workers From Discrimination

For 17 years, ExxonMobil shareholders refused to grant workplace rights and protections to the company’s LGBT employees. As a result, workers could be fired simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and for much of that time they were denied the…

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Ford Fires Contractor For Homophobic Comments, Contractor Files Religious Discrimination Claim: Who’s In The Right?

A former Ford Motor Company contractor has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The worker alleges that the automaker fired him after he made homophobic comments to Ford staff. According to WXYZ Detroit, Thomas Banks was an employee of Rapid…

Toyota North America Groundbreaking Ceremony

Homophobes Vow To Discriminate Against LGBT Texans As Toyota Breaks Ground On New Plano Headquarters

Yesterday, representatives from Toyota gathered in Plano, Texas to break ground on the automaker’s new U.S. headquarters. It was a beautiful day full of blue skies, prepared speeches, and hokey formalities. None of the speakers mentioned that, just down the…

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2015 Detroit Auto Show Recap: 5 Best Cars, 3 Running Themes

The media preview of the 2015 North American International Auto Show has come to an end, and most of us have returned home to reflect on what we saw. After a day of recuperation (including some much-needed cuddle time with…