Starbucks Supports Gay Marriage

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​Even if their coffee's not really your thing, this might warm you up to the StarCorp. The company has come out in support of Washington State legislation that recognizes marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Here's the letter sent out to nearly 150,000 employees: 

To: U.S. partners
Date: January 24, 2012
Re: A Message from Kalen Holmes: Starbucks Supports Marriage Equality
Dear partners,
Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples. Starbucks strives to create a company culture that puts our partners first, and our company has a lengthy history of leading and supporting policies that promote equality and inclusion.
This important legislation is aligned with Starbucks business practices and upholds our belief in the equal treatment of partners. It is core to who we are and what we value as a company. We are proud of our Pride Alliance Partner Network group, which is one of the largest Employer Resource Groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees in the U.S., helping to raise awareness about issues in the communities where we live and work.
For the last 20 years, our benefits program has offered domestic partner benefits in the U.S. These benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs and alternative health care coverage. All partners (part-time and full-time) in all work locations, whether in a store, a roasting plant or a corporate office, adhere to the same eligibility requirements for health coverage and have access to the same comprehensive health plans.
We are deeply dedicated to embracing diversity and treating one another with respect and dignity, and remain committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and safe work environment for all of our partners.
We look forward to seeing this legislation enacted into law.
Regards,
Kalen Holmes
executive vice president, Partner Resources

Orange Mocha Frappuccinos for all! 

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Goob
Goob

Of course Starbucks supports gay stuff... look who goes there.  Women and gay men

Lou is not ashamed of Jesus!
Lou is not ashamed of Jesus!

Starbucks, I am amazed that you are determined to alienate so many ChristiansWith your stand on gay marriage. I was one of your biggest fans and I will now be searching for a new coffee and a less politacally correct place to drink it. StarbucksWas a great place for Christians to meet and tell others of the saving grace of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. You have now crossed the line that Jesus would not approve of according to his word. Jesus would love the sinner, but not the sin and would never encourage homosexuals to Marry.

Jacqui Hall
Jacqui Hall

I am very proud to be able to say that I work for suck and AMAZING company!!!!! 

H8ond33z
H8ond33z

 really !!! im a christian practicing at that but ever since i was little i knew i was different .. yes im gay a lesbian to be exact ... A CHRISTIAN  LESBIAN  and never been more happier and blessed ... i have two things to comment . one starbucks wasnt made specifically for christian to meet and chat and all that good stuff .. go to church or a bible study for that ... dont be ignorant .. and two no one should be shamed, i think u as a christian should hold ur lose tounge and do as the lord says and love thy neighbor ... gay or not loss win or draw ur turning it into something it shouldnt be by abusing gods name for ur own happiness .....

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

"You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out He hates all the same people you do." -- Anne Lamott

JesusLovesGays
JesusLovesGays

Wow! It's people like yourself that give Christians a bad name. Please quit misrepresenting Jesus' word. If you had any clue about the bible, you'd understand the context regarding homosexuality. Your comment is completely ignorant and it saddens me that because of you, and many like you, there is so much hatred between the "Christian" community and gay community. Quit using MY Jesus as a shield for the hatred you have within.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Jesus would also probably never order a Frapuccino--but that didn't stop you from drinking them, did it?

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