The number of companies receiving a 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index increased by one-third from 195 in 2007 to 259 this year, according to this article. "It says ... [LGBT employees'] unique perspective -- from a marketing perspective, recruitment perspective, ideological perspective -- all of those ideals have to be valued because at the end of day, the contributions of our employees allow us to be better informed as business leaders," said Anthony Carter, chief diversity officer for Johnson & Johnson, which received a perfect score for the fourth year.

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