Starbucks Joins MicroSoft Endorsing Gay Marriage

Last week Microsoft  officially come out in support of two pieces of
legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state.

They  said,”Marriage equality in Washington would put employers here on an equal
footing with employers in the six other states that already recognize
the committed relationships of same-sex couples – Connecticut, Iowa,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. This in turn will
help us continue to compete for talent.

Microsoft joined Nike, RealNetworks, Group Health Cooperative and Concur.

Now comes Starbucks! They don’t have any gay employees, do they??

Starbucks today joined a growing list of corporations, including Microsoft, that have endorsed gay marriage legislation in the state House and Senate.

Gay marriage supporters have apparently secured the votes needed to pass a measure through both houses, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has said she’ll sign it into law.

REMEMBER Christopher Cristwell, the shirtless Starbucks barista who sang about
his disgruntled co-workers and mocked fussy customers on YouTube?  He  was
fired after the video went viral.  The video is still popular and approaching 1,000,000  views!

Starbucks definitely has a lot gay workers.

And they said, “For the last 20 years, our benefits program has offered domestic
partner benefits in the U.S. These benefits include medical, dental,
vision, prescription drugs and alternative health care coverage. All
partners (part-time and full-time) in all work locations, whether in a
store, a roasting plant or a corporate office, adhere to the same
eligibility requirements for health coverage and have access to the same
comprehensive health plans.

We are deeply dedicated to embracing diversity and treating one
another with respect and dignity, and remain committed to providing an
inclusive, supportive and safe work environment for all of our partners