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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:32 PM

Thomson Reuters says amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota is bad for business

MINNEAPOLIS — The legal, business information and media company Thomson Reuters said Friday that an amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota would be bad for business.

Prominent companies including General Mills and St. Jude Medical spoke out earlier against the proposed amendment, which goes to the voters in November. Minnesota already has a law against gay marriage, but gay marriage opponents say the amendment is necessary to put the ban in the state constitution.

In a statement, Thomson Reuters said it doesn’t believe the amendment “would be good for Thomson Reuters or the business community in the state.”

Spokesman John Shaughnessy said Thomson Reuters, headquartered in New York City, has almost 8,000 employees in Minnesota, most based in the Minneapolis suburb of Eagan, and 60,000 around the world. “We believe the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, if passed, would limit our ability to recruit and retain top talent,” several Minnesota-based company executives wrote in an email to employees...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/thomson-reuters-says-amendment-to-ban-gay-marriage-in-minnesota-is-bad-for-business/2012/07/13/gJQAK4HQiW_story.html

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:39 PM

1. The more companies that speak out the better.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:43 PM

2. what's need is a ban on divorce - jesus would vote for that nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:52 AM

5. Well said! That, would be an excellent counter ... married for life, no divorce, because

god made it that way and jesus wants you to vote for it ... yep!

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 05:58 PM

6. I know a few people who believe in this. It is called Covenant Marriage

and divorce is not allowed. They would like the state to ban no-fault divorce and return marriage "to its roots." (And no, I don't engage them on the true "roots" of marriage.)

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:41 AM

3. To actively ban creative people is to stagnate.

Not saying creative people are gay -- not all are. But creative people are able to look beyond labels, mostly created by stagnant stick-up-the-butts, and find and celebrate ideas wherever they come from. And anyone who wants to prevent creative--ie, new--ideas, is a stick in the butt.

It's beyond time for creatives to make a vast statement, worldwide. Creatives will weed out dumb ideas among their own, democratically.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:50 AM

4. I've had a lot to offer companies and states/cities I chose to be in, in my own

small way, as have many throughout the years. Collectively, that number can add up to a lot of people. I avoided companies/states/cities I felt were hostile places, as much as I could.

I've also known exceptionally talented people that have avoided companies/states/cities because of their reputation. Especially now with rapid communications, people know which places to avoid.

Hostile companies/states/cities are losing talented people they never knew the potential of ... I hope Minnesota doesn't go down that same stupid ignorant backward rut.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:06 PM

7. More good news: Growing list of Fortune 500 Companies "Coming Out" in support of Marriage Equality

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/12502/fortune-500-companies-come-out-against-the-defense-of-marriage-act

There have been a lot of recent developments in regards to same-sex marriage. The Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court on multiple cases for a final ruling on constitutionality of the Defense Of Marriage Act and there's a growing list of corporations who have expressed their opposition to DOMA and other attempts to deny benefits to same-sex couples...

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Response to JoethePleb (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:30 PM

8. Welcome to DU!

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