Thursday, January 26, 2012

Starbucks & Google endorse marriage equality in Washington State

Google and Starbucks have joined a list of companies supporting marriage equality legislation in Washington state, the Belingham Herald reports.

Starbucks said in a statement:
This important legislation is aligned with Starbucks business practices and upholds our belief in the equal treatment of partners. It is core to who we are and what we value as a company. We are proud of our Pride Alliance Partner Network group, which is one of the largest Employer Resource Groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees in the U.S., helping to raise awareness about issues in the communities where we live and work.
According to Washington United for Marriage, which backs the legislation, Microsoft, Nike and Group Health Plan have already endorsed the legislation.

The marriage equality legislation picked up the 25th and final vote needed in the state Senate for pass the law.

View a list of companies officially supporting the legislation here.

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