Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:29 PM
RetiredTrotskyite (1,507 posts)
Latest From Brian Brown and NOM: "Starbucks Will 'Pay' For Support of Gay Marriage"
I just found this little gem over at HuffPost:
Starbucks' support of same-sex marriage in Washington state was praised by a number of prominent rights activists. But the Seattle-based coffee chain's outspoken opponents seem determined to have the last word.
The Colorado Independent reports that officials from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) have vowed to make Starbucks (along with other companies that support same-sex marriage) pay a “price” in Middle Eastern countries that are hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. The statements were made during a Nov. 8 conference call, scheduled as a discussion of the 2012 elections which saw sweeping marriage equality victories in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota, as well as Starbucks' home state of Washington.
“So for example, in Qatar, in the Middle East, we’ve begun working to make sure that there’s some price to be paid for this," Brian Brown says in audio recording of the conference call, which can heard on the Independent's website. "These are not countries that look kindly on same-sex marriage. And this is where Starbucks wants to expand, as well as India. So we have done some of this; we’ve got to do a lot more.”
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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:43 AM
DBoon (12,313 posts)
2. NOM sure has some delightful allies
Since when does the US look up to Islamic regimes for guidance on civil liberties?
Or does NOM just want its own version of Sharia for the US?
BTW, every time I see the acronym NOM I think of lolcats..