United States: Replacements, a Greensboro, North Carolina company specialising in discontinued dinnerware scores 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's equality index for its efforts to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees can work in an environment free of hostility with equal benefits. And of course, for creating such an environment and supporting equal rights, openly-gay CEO Robert Page receives hate mail from the loony fundies who can wield a crayon through their rabid dribbling.
Local churches have written letters requesting that churchgoers boycott Replacements. People have spray-painted slurs on the giant warehouse that stores Replacements' hard-to-find treasures...
...To the woman who said she would buy no more products, Page wrote back immediately that his company believes all people are deserving of dignity, respect, and equal treatment.If that is also what you consider to be the homosexual agenda, I proudly support it,he wrote.
So, aside from having a pretty cool name, Robert Plant is the kind of guy who should be running all companies, a bloke cares about his staff and is prepared to take a stand to defend them.