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General Mills opposes marriage amendment

Source: Minneapolis Tribune


“We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy – and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it,” Ken Charles, vice president of global diversity and inclusion for General Mills, wrote in a letter to employees and the public. “We value diversity. We value inclusion. We always have … and we always will.”

Charles said company CEO Ken Powell addressed 400 local gay and lesbian professionals Wednesday and announced the company would oppose the amendment, which will be on the November ballot.

“While General Mills doesn’t normally take positions on ballot measures, this is a business issue that impacts our employees,” Charles said. “I am proud to see our company join the ranks of local and national employers speaking out for inclusion.”

“Obviously, there are strongly held views on both sides. We acknowledge those views, including those on religious grounds,” he said. “We respect and defend the right of others to disagree. But we truly value diversity and inclusion – and that makes our choice clear.”




Read more: http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/159057195.html



NOM sent out a letter asking the 50 largest Minnesota Companies to remain neutral. Apparently, that request is not working.
Posted by wellstone dem | Thu Jun 14, 2012, 12:54 PM (28 replies)

General Mills opposes anti-gay marriage amendment! Yay Cereal!

Fortune 500 Company General Mills has just announced that the Golden Valley, MN corporation opposes the constitutional amendment seeking to limit the freedom to marry for committed same-sex couples in Minnesota.

http://action.mnunited.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=6793

Posted by wellstone dem | Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:51 PM (2 replies)

What a little business in Central Minnesota put on its website and on facebook today! (It's good!)

http://www.muggsysbeans.com/

"Apparently, the National Organization for Marriage is asking businesses to "stay neutral" in regards to the MN Marriage Amendment. So let us go on record here, in full defiance of the hateful people involved in NOM, that Muggsy's Beans fully supports gay marriage and looks forward to defeating this horrible piece of legislation."

I'm headed over there to buy some coffee!
Posted by wellstone dem | Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:29 PM (17 replies)
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