Straight from the Advocate.com, read on!!!
The latest big company to support marriage equality in Washington state is Nordstrom, the national high-end retailer.
The Washington-based company’s president, Blake Nordstrom, sent a memo today to employees along with Pete Nordstrom, the president of merchandising, and Erik Nordstrom, president of Stores.
“It is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as our other employees,” the Nordstrom’s wrote. “We also believe supporting freedom to marry will help us create a more attractive and inclusive workplace for our current and prospective employees.”
They conceded there are “differing opinions” on the issue, as Washington voters head to the polls in November to decide whether to uphold a marriage equality law signed earlier this year.
It is one of many Washington companies to join in supporting the bill, including Microsoft, Starbucks and Nike. Some have faced pushback from the religious right with threatened boycotts as a result.
–>–>Here is my spiel…I truly don’t care what you call it (marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, super awesome day, etc.), I just want the same LEGAL RIGHTS as other couples. That’s it. Nothing more. As always, churches and other private organizations are free to accept or deny SSM in their own halls. The one entity that shouldn’t be playing favorites, though, is the federal government.