Interesting it sounds like political correctness run rampant. After spending a few years in Human Resources I know that a lot of organizations make errors in judgment by attempting to do what they initially believe is the right thing. I hope that is the case here and after reexamining their position they will evolve.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman