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Starbucks: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage ‘Is Core to Who We Are and What We Value’

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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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Starbucks, a big corporation with thousands of employees, has entered the arena of political correctness.

They are endorsing a gay marriage bill in Washington State.

Political correctness is in style, but this could be bad for business if the public perception is negative.

Politicians have been hard at work with the "class warfare" agendas.

Is Starbucks putting jobs on the line here ?

Pro-family conservative groups may call for a boycott.

Or, have companies supporting this recieved promises from the bills supporters ?

I think same-sex "marriage" is still illegal in most States.



Jan 27 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee shop chain, added its name to the list of major corporations that have endorsed a gay marriage bill in Washington State, saying the legislation shares the company’s values at its core. The decision was criticized by many conservative, pro-family organizations.

Leading traditional marriage organizations, for instance, are accusing the Seattle-based company of “meddling” in the debate, after Starbucks joined Google, Microsoft, and Nike in support of the legalization of same-sex marriage that is currently gathering momentum in the state legislature.


Starbucks: ok with Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage



What Do the Majority of Citizens Say in Washington State ??


Is There a Financial Agenda Here ??




posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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I don't think anyone's really concerned with losing the "family-values" hardcore Christian groups when they attempt to boycott.


The same groups would stand against interracial marriage if it were a current issue, so generally no one gives their opinions any credence.
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Anyhow we're talking STARBUCKS here... You really think such an event could possibly harm Starbucks and their cash stack beds.

Nuff said
Peace brothers



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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This is a business move and they know their customer base already is in approval of such measures...so I don't think they are looking at being politically correct...it's business as usual..nothing to see here



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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My opinion is.
If it doesn't interfere with my life.
Doesn't stop me from earning money and paying my bills.
Or doesn't deny me from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Who gives a crap about what two adults do at home?

This is a non issue. And I think more people need to have a coke and a smile and stfu.



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

Is Starbucks putting jobs on the line here ?


Nope. They are the only company (that I'm aware of) with a business plan that includes opening new stores in the same market (literally across the street) from another and instead of stealing business from each other, maintain full-capacity at both. The issue will not be job loss...


Pro-family conservative groups may call for a boycott.


'Meh... that's not going to matter. Starbucks draws its crowds because of atmosphere and the promise of (illusion of) comfort and peace in a hectic world. A few may boycott for political/moral/ethical reasons, but it impact the bottom line.
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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As though there aren't enough reasons already to never buy Starbucks coffee.

Let me explain before I get flamed...

Starbucks is pretending that a "corporation" is the same as a "person" and can have an opinion regarding a political issue. It is merely using the corporate influence through its brand visibility to further the political agenda of the few people at the top of the company, irrespective of the beliefs of the employee base. I'm sure a lot of the black rectangular-glasses-wearing, pot-smoking, university student employees will be on board, but how about the rest of them, and the customers?

The cause is irrelevant. It's the fact that they are getting political. It's wrong.



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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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I think Starbucks see's this as business move to lure more customers. They may lose customers, but the amount lost might not make a dent in their profits.

Being a citizen of Washington State, I don't really care if same-sex couples get recognized or if companies support this bill. In a way, companies that support this bill, are telling homosexuals that they support them. Meaning gays/lesbians may get needed benefits if they choose to work for them.

The way I see it is these couples already view themselves as spiritually married, they just want the legal recognition and benefits my husband and I enjoy. Plus if same-sex marriage is allowed, I can use it to my benefit. If something happened to my husband, instead of being a single mother struggling to raise my kids, work, etc, I could marry my best friend and we can raise our kids together.
I think most people on my side (the western side), feel the same way. If they don't, they aren't making it too public. I can't speak for the eastern side, and I haven't heard of any protests from there.

I read an article a few weeks ago about a local Catholic archbishop denouncing same-sex marriage. The comments on the article were not in support of Catholic leadership.

Here's the Seattle PI article: Catholic Bishops fight same-sex marriage.



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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"saying the legislation shares the company’s values at its core",,i thought they meant freedom of choice,, an endorsment for freedom of choice,,,
Me.



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Not a Starbucks fan but good for them and it helps the cause.
More info on Wash State set to approve...
Doubt it would spark job losses.
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Political correctness?


So it's now a bad thing to not discriminate?

Nice OP.

No, jobs won't be threatened. If you have seen the people that buy their coffee at starbucks, they aren't usually hard core christian values people. Not that they aren't either, but I doubt the Starbucks will even see a minute dent in sales over this.

I guarantee you that they would see a huge dent if they were against it though.



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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How dare you allow two people, who love each other, to commit their love
through the act of marriage???

Truly criminal



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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How do you know a person is a ,,,,,,,True Same Sex Advocate,,,

When there a MARINE,/,AIR-FORCE,/,SPEC. OP./,,or any other Enlisted Service Person,,
fighting against the HANGING EXECUTIONS,
of the True Same Sex Advocate,,Bretheren,,
THROUGH out the Middle East,,

Ya they really still hang people for that,,,guess its better than being barried up too your chest,and then have the MEN of the HIGH COUNCIL,, stone you too DEATH,, ya really STONED TOO DEATH



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Well said.

I dont particually like seeing a couple of gay guys kissing but thats my preference, it doesn't hurt me or mine.

Live & let live, or as you say; Have a coke & a smile a stfu


Besides, sometimes when i see a couple of women kissing i get to thinking of being the filling in that sandwich, am I right or am I right



 
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by dreamingawake
Not a Starbucks fan but good for them and it helps the cause.
More info on Wash State set to approve...
Doubt it would spark job losses.
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It just goes to show you how much the socialist MSM backs "the cause" to destroy family values in this country, given that only 2.3% of the population is gay. But no, let's all yield to the loudmouth minority and throw out tradition so we don't hurt anyone's feelings.

By the way, I have nothing against gay people, seriously. This whole "gay marriage" thing is simply a tool being used by the elites to further polarize people. Yet another hot button issue to keep us distracted.



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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I don't think it will have an effect on Starbucks sales one way or another.

Most of the conservative good old boy types, that would be mad about their stance, that I know "aint paying 7 bucks for some sissy flavored coffee!..." anyway.lol. Those types don't drink coffee for the flavor anyway, but for the caffeine and either make it themselves or buy it somewhere else cheaper.

Really, starbucks whole gig is selling overpriced, flavored coffee to trendy people and have done well doing so and I think their decision simply reflects the fact that they know their major customer base, really isn't going to care either way about gay marriage.
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posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Grey580 summed it up well

If you ask me. good on starbucks!! I could not care less about same sex marriage, it doesnt affect me or stop me from doing my thing so why should I try and stop others who are just wanting to be happy?



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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No more starbucks for me,



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Without even getting into the specifics of the debate, I despise this public display of "conscience" from corporations, all this SH ONE T about "who they are" etc, total bs, they are there to make money,end of, anything else is fluffy nonsense.

See it more and more, with organisations such as Halifax and their *inserts as many expletives as he can think* ads about giving a toss on things other than making money



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Hahaha, it so sad that chances are you're being serious. Like starbucks is going to be bothered that you will no longer shop there


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