As more and more companies focus on socially conscious initiatives, it is a positive step for gay rights activists that so many of those corporations are lending their support to the marriage equality movement. Politico reported that:
“Nowhere is that more apparent than in the lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, which a federal appeals court called unconstitutional on Thursday. Forty-eight companies, including Nike, Time Warner Cable, Aetna, Exelon Corp., and Xerox had signed a brief arguing that the law negatively affected their businesses.”
Retail giant, Target, which lent its support to the fight for same-sex marriage in Minnesota two years ago, is selling Pride tee shirtsto raise money for a Minnesota gay rights group working to fight the marriage ban in that state.
As polls continue to show an increase in the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage, it is reassuring that major corporations are standing up to the opposition in favor of marriage equality. Kudos to every company that does the right thing.
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