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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 05:31 PM

Progressive Ins. Co. responds to one of its agents promoting bigotry against LGBTs in Plano

Progressive Insurance sent a response — really a non-response — to one of their agents promoting hatred in Plano.

Although the Plano nondiscrimination ordinance has religious exemptions that include not only churches, but also nonprofit organizations and just about anyone else who really, really wants to discriminate, extremists have begun a recall campaign.

Plano residents found a flyer on their doors sponsored by a church located in neighboring Wylie. A Progressive insurance agency located in Plano is collecting signatures for the recall petition. Just 3,700 signatures are required to place the ordinance on the ballot. Progressive is one of Human Rights Campaigns large donors and received 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index.

Over the weekend, Progressive sent a response to my inquiry about whether this represents their values or if they were even aware one of their agents was promoting bigotry. Here’s the answer I received:

“At Progressive, we’re committed to creating a diverse work environment where all of our employees can successfully thrive, and where their uniqueness is celebrated. The views of our more than 35,000 independent agents are their own and do not always reflect the views of Progressive.”


Related thread:
Check out this hateful flier from opponents of Plano's nondiscrimination ordinance:


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mercuryblues Dec 2014 #1

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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 07:30 PM

1. the correct

question should have been

How do you feel that an agent is using his position as 1 of your representatives to promote discrimination? Once he put his business on that flyer he is using their name to promote his religious beliefs.

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