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Starbucks backs marriage equality

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  1. Ikenna David. 26 Jan 2012, 11:34am

    Wow, this is a step in the right direction.. What more can i say? Thumps up.!

  2. Who cares.

    Yes it’s nice that these minimum wage paying corporations support equality.

    Does Starbucks provide living wages, pension contributions; health insurance contributions etc to all their employees. Or do they pay their minions the minimum wage meaning that their staff can work 60 hours a week and still not be able to afford a decent standard of living?

    We must not lose sight of the fact that our civil rights are not dependent on the approval of multi-billion dollar corporations.

    Nor are our civil rights dependent on the permission of a majority of the population.

    Our civil rights derive from the fact that we are citizens.

    And if equality is to cost money then too f***ing bad.

    1. Commander Thor 26 Jan 2012, 5:45pm

      Pragmatism, dAVID, pragmatism.

    2. Completely agree dAVID. It’s so cynical of Starsucks to do this. I wonder how many gay employees it has who aren’t paid a living wage. What’s the point of getting married if you can’t afford to live?

    3. GingerlyColors 27 Jan 2012, 7:04am

      Starbucks are not the only employer who use philanthropy and campaigning as a fig-leaf to cover poor conditions for their employees. Many of the fast-food chains are just a guilty but we become guilty ourselves when we use them. However when I’m out and about at least the likes of McDonalds will be open and ready to serve me when the traditional chip shop is closed – it is a matter of convenience. Then again does the guy who serves you your pint in the pub enjoy a living wage? Are we prepared to pay more for our beer and coffee so that the people who serve them can take home a decent wage packet every week?

  3. God Bless Starbucks, we need more leaders like them to come out and support freedom and Civil Rights for all LGBT people around the world. I will toast marriage equality with Starbucks coffee or maybe more now that they are getting beer and wine.

  4. Why must a large company that comes out in support of LGBT be expected to be pefect in every way possible? Companies that don’t bother escape criticism it seems:-)

    If her Maj. came out in support of LGBT equality someone would complain about her lack of colour coordination???

  5. eey, i dint “like” this post, just read it.

    starbucks hab better be the highend of marriage equality. if u can afford starbucks u can afford most anything else including marriage as painless philanthropy

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