The Knot, a wedding planning website, vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies. It regularly supports ideological causes such as the Equality Act, as well as opposing the Florida Parental Rights in Education Law. The Knot encourages donations to many ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, such as Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter (BLM), and others. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not terminated business relationships for any reason. For these reasons, The Knot 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.
The Knot maintains a score of 100% from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), indicating that the company vets suppliers according to its LGBTQ protections (1). There are no recorded instances of The Knot having terminated business relationships due to political or religious affiliations.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Through the company’s “The Knot Gives Back” program, the company donates up to 3% of the purchase cost of customers’ wedding gifts to a select number of charities, among which customers can choose a number of both religious and secular organizations (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
The Knot does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The Knot is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). The company also signed various HRC letters opposing “anti-LGBTQ” and “anti-transgender” legislation” (2)(3). The Knot opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Law, which prevents teaching gender identity and sexual orientation to children in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
The Knot does not have an active PAC.
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December 26, 2022
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