MN companies are perfecting equality

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation awarded 13 Minnesota corporations with perfect scores in their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, including Best Buy, 3M and Medtronic.
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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation awarded 13 Minnesota corporations with perfect scores in their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, including Best Buy, 3M and Medtronic.

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