Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies but has yet to terminate a business relationship based strictly on viewpoint disagreements publicly. MassMutual regularly uses its corporate reputation to advance progressive gender ideology. It does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination but does discriminate against faith-based charities. Moreover, MassMutual weaponized its PAC contributions by suspending donations to Republican election objectors. For these reasons, MassMutual receives a "Medium 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.
MassMutual has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means MassMutual has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
MassMutual’s gift-matching program will not donate to “churches or religious organizations” but permits donations to religious schools and seminaries as a part of its education support program (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
MassMutual does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
MassMutual has signed open letters in favor of the Equality Act and transgender participation in women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). On a video summary on their website indicating their long history of LGBTQ support, MassMutual claims to have opposed the Defense of Marriage Act and supported its repeal, as well as supporting the 2015 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage (3). MassMutual signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
MassMutual’s foundation has not donated to any ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
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March 23, 2023
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