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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:17 PM

Subaru announces disgust with Indiana law:


Subaru Comes Out Against Indiana’s Discriminatory Religious Refusal

Moments ago, Subaru threw its weight behind the growing movement of corporations, celebrities, politicians, civil rights leaders and allies standing against Indiana’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

The director of corporate communications for Subaru of America, Inc., Michael McHale, issued the following statement to John Voelcker, editor of Green Car Reports:

"While we recognize that the voters in each State elect their own legislature to decide that State's laws, we at Subaru do not agree with any legislation that allows for discrimination, or any behavior or act that promotes any form of discrimination. Furthermore, we do not allow discrimination in our own operations, including our operations in the state of Indiana. We will certainly continue to take the issue of non-discrimination into consideration as part of our decision-making processes."

More at link:

http://www.hrc.org/m/subaru-comes-out-against-indianas-discriminatory-religious-refusal-act

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Reply Subaru announces disgust with Indiana law: (Original post)
coffeenap Mar 2015 OP
NoJusticeNoPeace Mar 2015 #1
NuclearDem Mar 2015 #2
bhikkhu Mar 2015 #29
hrmjustin Mar 2015 #3
sheshe2 Mar 2015 #4
WorseBeforeBetter Mar 2015 #5
Jackpine Radical Mar 2015 #28
WorseBeforeBetter Mar 2015 #38
glinda Mar 2015 #32
Arugula Latte Mar 2015 #41
Initech Mar 2015 #6
MANative Mar 2015 #7
Zorra Mar 2015 #10
MANative Mar 2015 #11
glinda Mar 2015 #33
SoLeftIAmRight Mar 2015 #40
muntrv Mar 2015 #8
boston bean Mar 2015 #9
lobodons Mar 2015 #12
pasto76 Mar 2015 #25
SoLeftIAmRight Mar 2015 #13
pangaia Mar 2015 #15
SoLeftIAmRight Mar 2015 #17
pangaia Mar 2015 #22
eggplant Mar 2015 #26
Coventina Mar 2015 #39
glinda Mar 2015 #34
TBF Mar 2015 #19
handmade34 Mar 2015 #37
TBF Mar 2015 #42
beveeheart Mar 2015 #30
SoLeftIAmRight Mar 2015 #31
pangaia Mar 2015 #14
Delmette Mar 2015 #16
Ed Suspicious Mar 2015 #18
Skittles Mar 2015 #20
NuclearDem Mar 2015 #23
LynneSin Mar 2015 #21
Melynn Mar 2015 #24
salin Mar 2015 #27
jehop61 Mar 2015 #35
Romulox Mar 2015 #36
yuiyoshida Mar 2015 #43
IronLionZion Mar 2015 #44
Cha Apr 2015 #45
B Calm Apr 2015 #46

Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:21 PM

1. Beautiful move, classy move

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:22 PM

2. For those who don't know, Subaru manufactures all of its Legacy and Tribeca models in Indiana.

 

Specifically in Lafayette.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:15 PM

29. For the time being...

I'm happy to see a corporation flex a little muscle for the right reasons.

Its worth noting that many of the biggest corporations extended benefits to same-sex couples long before there was any national consensus; Busch, Best Buy, Lexmark International, Sears, Roebuck, General Electric, Eli Lilly, Staples, and United Parcel Service all added benefits in 2003-2004, when many states were passing GOP-sponsored anti-gay legislation.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:23 PM

3. K&R!

 

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:26 PM

4. Good for Subaru!

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:33 PM

5. I've got an Outback in my driveway.

Forgot about the "made in Indiana" factor. Good for them.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:10 PM

28. I have an ancient Outback & my wife has a slightly less ancient Forester.

Great cars, and it looks like a pretty good company.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 09:29 AM

38. Mine is about to turn 100K.

I tend to keep my cars to around 120K, but may hang on to this longer. I love my Subi Do.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:12 PM

32. I have an Outback and.....

plan to buy another some day soon.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 11:19 AM

41. We have one, too. It is an excellent vehicle.

 

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:33 PM

6. Excellent!

If I were in the market for a new car, the Subaru Legacy would now be at the top of my list.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:49 PM

7. I bought my first Subaru in 1978 for around $4500, new.

35+ years later, hubby and I have owned nothing but Subarus - I think the current one is number 12. Proud to know they have stepped up to condemn this lunacy.

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Response to MANative (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:00 PM

10. I'm thinking of buying a used Outback or Forester. 4wd and I can crash in the back when camping,

and better mpg than an SUV.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:07 PM

11. Hubby and I both have Foresters.

His has 260K and mine has 162K - both still going strong. They are pretty much indestructible. And perfect in snow, which we've had an awful lot of this year in CT!

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Response to MANative (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:13 PM

33. Foresters and Imprezas will be going on sale soon.

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Response to MANative (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 11:02 AM

40. Driving in snow...

 

A decade of driving in the mountains of Colorado proved to me Subi.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:58 PM

8. Subaru is long time sponsor of the San Francisco gay pride parade.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:59 PM

9. I've had a legacy, an impreza and a forester. Love the cars!

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:20 PM

12. If Subaru really cared about workers rights

 

If Subaru really cared about workers rights, then they'd pull out of "right to work" states and move to Union friendly states.

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Response to lobodons (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:34 PM

25. Im not sure any 'union friendly' states actually exist

There are places, like new york, where we still have some clout - but basic labor laws arent strong enough to be 'union friendly' - nor the system where you can work your whole life and still be under crippling debt.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:24 PM

13. Love my Subi

 

The White Bird has 325,000 miles - just will not stop.

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:27 PM

15. You must not be in the 'rust belt.'

:>)

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Response to pangaia (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:52 PM

17. Colorado

 

and I do have so rust

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:20 PM

22. Ah ha.. no salt state.

Unlike NY which is mucho salt state. They salt everything here.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:53 PM

26. My 02 LGT just turned 200k

Subarus don't die, they just corrode away.

For all the Subi owners here, you can get free badges here: https://www.badgeofownership.com/

My 200k badge is sitting on my desk, waiting for warmer weather before I can add it to the others.

This car is our 5th Subaru (so far).

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Response to eggplant (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 09:32 AM

39. My 1999 Forester is creeping up on 200K. Thanks for the info!!!

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:14 PM

34. I just had the rust on my Outback removed and repainted. Love my Sube.

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:59 PM

19. I have my old one sitting in the driveway -

only 130K miles so I'm thinking about fixing it a bit and either keeping it for my daughter for college or selling it cheap to someone who could use it to get to work. I upgraded to a new car for the safety features, and the old Subaru is nearly 15, but it's such a good car that I think it could still be used.

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Response to TBF (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 09:26 AM

37. ...

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #37)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 12:12 PM

42. That's awesome! nt

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:26 PM

30. Love my 2001 Forester. The dealer told me

to expect at least 250,000 miles from it. I'm at 135,000 now. How old is yours?

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:30 PM

31. 15 years

 

I do not see the end - but will give it away after this set of tires

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:26 PM

14. YEA SUBARU !

On my second. My first Impreza went 245,000 miles before it finally lost the battle with rust. I have a 2003 with about 160,000.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:42 PM

16. One more reason

To love my Subaru!

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:59 PM

18. Notice that the corporates move after we move.

We need to come out strong like this every time.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:02 PM

20. ABSOLUTLEY CORRECT

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:20 PM

23. Half true.

 

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce was against this from the start. But yeah, a lot of others spoke up when we spoke up.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:16 PM

21. That's good because Subaru makes their cars in Indiana

and doesn't want to get in the middle of any boycotts. I'm sure as people are talking about boycotting Indiana products that Suburu's name came up (I had mentioned it in a thread but also commented how they have been long LGBT supporters).

I find it difficult to boycott any Indiana made products that come out this strong against the Indiana hate laws.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:20 PM

24. Aways liked those Subaru commercials

They were the best.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 09:08 PM

27. Go Subaru!

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 07:25 AM

35. I wonder

if Honda will follow suit? They are made there too.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:04 AM

36. Subaru operates in Indiana because it is a cheap labor, no-union, no regulation environment.

This outrage is hypocritical, at best.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 12:14 PM

43. I approve

their message

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 04:18 PM

44. My first car was a subie legacy

at a time when not many cars had AWD. That was reliable and fun to drive. I might get another subie if I live in a snowy place again.

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 06:16 AM

45. Mahalo Subaru! Thank you, coffeenap

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Response to coffeenap (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 06:28 AM

46. When will GM speak out against this?

 

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