The HRC is encouraging consumers to support Starbucks in the face of a “Dump Starbucks” campaign launched by the anti-LGBT organization NOM. Starbucks is a vocal supporter for marriage equality, and it emerged as one of the major companies supporting passage of Washington State’s historic marriage law. “NOM is falling back on their typical tactics. Starbucks has been a vocal supporter of marriage equality for loving same-sex couples, views that are in-line with the majority of Americans, and that enrages NOM,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “As a result, NOM is throwing a temper-tantrum and encouraging its few supporters to intentionally harm the economic well-being of Starbucks employees all over the world.” We can guarantee the HRC that this call to action is definitely one that we won’t have a hard time participating in!
Starbucks is not alone in joining the growing tides of Americans and corporations who support marriage equality. Other corporations that joined Starbucks in supporting the push for marriage equality in Washington State included Alcoa, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Nike, and Vulcan.