Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2014

LGBT Issues at Exxon Mobil Corporation

by Joseph L. Badaracco and Matthew Preble


In late September 2013, Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that it would begin offering benefits to the spouses of its employees in same-sex marriages. This short supplement touches upon what led Exxon Mobil to this decision, some insights into its previous relationship with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and its standing on LGBT issues relative to its peers in the oil and gas sector and the Fortune 500.

Keywords: human capital; human resources; Human Capital; Welfare or Wellbeing; Human Resources; Utilities Industry; United States;


Badaracco, Joseph L., and Matthew Preble. "LGBT Issues at Exxon Mobil Corporation." Harvard Business School Case 314-116, March 2014.