National Association of Realtors

Illinois
Real Estate

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

The National Association of Realtors implemented a policy through its Code of Ethics stating that "realtors must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.” A Christian realtor was informed that he could not continue to speak publicly about his Christian views regarding LGBTQ+ issues according to the company's new Code of Ethics. These views would allegedly be considered hate speech, even if posted on one's own social media. The National Association of Realtors fails to provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination. The company also partners with the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. The National Association of Realtors uses its PAC to donate to ideological causes hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, the National Association of Realtors receives a High Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

The National Association of Realtors implemented a policy through its Code of Ethics stating that “realtors must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.” A Christian realtor was informed that he could not continue to speak publicly about his Christian views regarding LGBTQ+ issues according to the company’s new Code of Ethics (1). These views would allegedly be considered hate speech, even if posted on one’s own social media. Rather than recant his statements, the realtor let his license expire due to the new policy (1).

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

The National Association of Realtors does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

National Association of Realtors does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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National Association of Realtors advocates for the Equality Act and partners with the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance (1)(2). The National Association of Realtors integrates ESG principles into its business practices (3).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

The National Association of Realtors does not use its corporate funds to donate to organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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The National Association of Realtors uses its PAC donations to donate to ideological groups, including the Equality PAC (1). 

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May 12, 2023

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