36 Companies Including Nike, Starbucks, and Intel Support Gay Marriage in Oregon

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More than 36 companies, including Nike, Starbucks, and Intel, have lent their voices to support marriage equality in Oregon. The 36 major companies filed an amicus brief yesterday saying that banning marriage equality is harmful for the state and unlawful to gay and lesbian couples and families. According to the companies, the ban: “causes very real harm to Oreogn businesses Oregon businesses must attract and retain the best employee talent to compete effectively in a national and global economy.” United for Marriage, a grassroots initiative to legalize gay marriage in the state, told US District Judge Michael McShane that it would not go ahead with its ballot measure if he swiftly decides on a case currently in his court  that can strike down the gay marriage ban.

Full list of companies after the jump…

Nike Inc.

NW Natural

Portland General Electric Co.

Weinstein PR

Morel Ink

Gerding Edlen

Oregon Business Association

HM3 Energy Inc.

Intel Corp.

Oregon State University

Portland Timbers

Tonkon Torp

Portland State University


Northwest Evaluation Association

Christopher David Experience Design

Autodesk Inc.

Standard Insurance Co.

Oregon Health & Science University

Columbia Sportswear Co.

Powell’s Books

Medford Fabrication

Russell Development Co.

Torpet LLC

The Portland Business Alliance

Portland Public Schools

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

Salesforce.com Inc.

Gard Communications

Celilo Group Media Inc.

Starbucks Coffee Co.

Moda Health

EDJE Consulting

University of Oregon

Jubitz Family Foundation

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