For the eighth year on the trot, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has named MGM Resorts International as one of the ‘best places to work for LGBTQ equality’.

Receiving a top score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), MGM has been named alongside 571 other major US corporations who also received full marks thus earning the accolade.

“We are honored to be recognized for the vigorous efforts we invest in promoting equality for all within our company, our communities and human society,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International.

“At MGM Resorts we have a long-standing history of making Diversity and Inclusion a priority, we put the action behind our words and we will continue to stand with the LGBTQ community.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation oversees a number of educational initiatives which promote the equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people across the US.

HRC President Chad Griffin commented on the coveted distinction and HRC’s policies: “The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,”

“Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act.

“Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also good for business.”

MGM Resorts has been recognised as a national corporate partner of HRC and other foundations  on numerous occasions for its support of the LGBTQ community.

MGM Resorts was a founding partner of the Las Vegas chapter of the Human Rights Campaign in 2004.

It has previously received acknowledgement for performing same-sex commitment ceremonies prior to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the US, and continues to offer specialised marriage ceremony offerings to LGBTQ persons.