Harris Faulkner suggests Fox News is ‘going to have to change’ over New York DEI requirements

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner warned on Wednesday that even the conservative-leaning network may eventually have to go “woke” and embrace DEI thanks allegedly to the law.

Speaking on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” about the emerging Chick-fil-A boycott over the chain’s embrace of “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” she claimed that left-wing states are now essentially mandating that companies embrace DEI.

“What will be interesting about Chick-fil-A is, can they do both? Can they keep the DEI in the front-view mirror, the front of the car, because many states are mandating it now. Here at Fox, other corporations, there will be things they’re going to have to change because the state of New York requires it,” she said.


The problem is that nobody knows what specific law she’s talking about, as there is no law in New York mandating every company embrace DEI. However, there are some laws in NY tangentially related to DEI.

“The New York City Human Rights Law requires employers to use the name, pronouns, and title with which a person identifies, regardless of their biological sex. It is a violation of the Human Rights Law to intentionally or repeatedly refuse to use a person’s preferred name, pronouns, or title,” according to The Daily Signal.

“Additionally, the New York City law requires that people ‘be permitted to use single gender facilities, such as restrooms or locker rooms … that most closely align with their gender, regardless of their gender expression, sex assigned at birth, anatomy, medical history, or the sex or gender indicated on their identification.'”

And if a woman were to object to sharing the restroom with a man who purports to be transgender, her objection wouldn’t be considered a “lawful reason to deny access” to the man.

“In those circumstances, a covered entity may offer alternatives for the individual expressing discomfort, by, for example, providing a single-occupancy restroom to change in,” the law reportedly states.

This law would, at the very least, explain a recently leaked controversial Fox News policy that The Daily Signal notes says employees “are allowed to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, rather than their biological sex, and permitted to dress in alignment with their preferred gender.”

The policy also mandates that employees be addressed by their preferred name and preferred pronouns.

However, the law wouldn’t explain Fox News doing as Faulkner suggested and fully embracing DEI, which is why just the mere suggestion triggered furious backlash from already frustrated Fox News viewers and former viewers:

All this comes amid the fallout from Chick-fil-A’s own embrace of DEI. The fallout recently occurred after someone noticed that the chain has a page on its website dedicated to so-called DEI.

“One of our core values at Chick-fil-A, Inc. is that we are better together. When we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences with a culture of belonging, we can discover new ways to strengthen the quality of care we deliver: to customers, to the communities we serve and to the world. We understand that getting Better at Together means we learn better, care better, grow better and serve better,” the page reads.

“Chick-fil-A, Inc.’s commitment to being Better at Together means embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in everything we do,” it continues.

Once the page was discovered, all hell broke loose, with conservatives en masse turning against Chick-fil-A for “selling out.”


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