Braintree

Illinois
Payment Processing

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Braintree is a subsidiary of PayPal, which is owned by eBay. PayPal scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, PayPal increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. PayPal forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Braintree does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. PayPal has shut down many accounts, such as the Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo, for purportedly violating its "Acceptable Use Policy." It has banned users without warning for discussing differences based on biological sex. Braintree signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act. Moreover, PayPal partners with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to help police charitable organizations by defining "hate groups" and acceptable conduct. PayPal also funds the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood. For these reasons, Braintree receives a High Risk rating.

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