General Mills Supports Marriage Equality in Minnesota
June 18, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Zach Iwler, HRC Digital Media Intern.
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Minnesota-based General Mills has come out against the state’s proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. This is coming directly after General Mills’ support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) before the Senate HELP Committee.
“We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy,” Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion Ken Charles said in a statement. “We value diversity. We value inclusion.”
General Mills has long been a strong, vocal supporter of LGBT rights in the workplace, having achieved a 100 percent rating on the HRC’s CEI three times. The corporation values its employees well being and knows that if all employees are accepted and welcomed in the workplace, it benefits the entire company.
General Mills is the first major corporation in Minnesota to come out publicly against the amendment. They are joined by fellow Minnesota-based company St. Jude Medical in its public stance against the amendment.
HRC is a proud supporter of the coalition, Minnesotans United for All Families, working to defeat the amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state.
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