Etsy permanently banned a user from its platform who discussed biological scientific opposition to modern-day gender theory. Etsy does not have viewpoint protections for employees and pledges to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. The company does not donate to ideological groups or discriminate against faith-based charities. In 2016, Etsy did sign a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) letter opposing a religious liberty law in Missouri, but since then has not used its corporate image to support ideological agendas. For these reasons, Etsy receives a "High Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Etsy permanently de-platformed evolutionary biologist and writer Colin Wright from its platform without warning or opportunity for remediation (1). In a series of tweets with attached screenshots, Mr. Wright outlines the company’s actions against him for pushing back on postmodern gender theory (2). The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC, indicating that the company has pledged to vet its suppliers for LGBTQ policies, among other requirements (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Etsy signed an open letter opposing a religious freedom bill in Missouri in 2016 (1). However, a new CEO took over at Etsy in 2017, and since then, there have been no other public examples of the company corporately advancing an ideological agenda.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Etsy does not have a PAC.
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March 29, 2023
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