The Australian arm of the Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks on Tuesday endorsed gay marriage.
“Core to who we are and what we value as a company is our belief in equal treatment of our partners [employees] and our customers,” the company said in a statement.
“It is with this in mind that Starbucks Australia would like to publicly announce our proud support of marriage equality for all.”
“Many of our stores and partners are actively participating in events and activities aimed at changing local legislation – together we can make a difference.”
The endorsement comes after gay marriage opponent the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched a boycott against Starbucks over its support for a gay marriage law in Washington state. As of Wednesday, 44,329 people had pledged at the group's boycott site to “dump Starbucks.” -- OnTopMag
If you live in Australia or have friends who do -- now is the time to take the pledge at www.DumpStarbucks.com!