Recently, legislation in some states in the United States was proposed that we believe is discriminatory against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and others. As a believer in an inclusive world, Coca-Cola values and celebrates diversity. We believe legislation that would allow a business to refuse service to an individual based on LGBT, or any other, status not only violates our Company's core values, but would negatively affect our consumers, customers, suppliers, bottling partners and Associates.
We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion, equality and diversity through both our policies and practices. Coca-Cola does not condone intolerance or discrimination of any kind anywhere in the world.