Thomson Reuters Comes Out Against MN Amendment
July 13, 2012 by Trevor Chandler, Senior Regional Field Organizer
Yet another Fortune 500 company has come out against the amendment that would ban marriage equality here in Minnesota! Thomson Reuters, which has thousands of employees here in the state and thousands more across the world, released a statement to their employees this morning saying:
“As we’ve heard from employees, recruiters and customers, one thing has been very clear: we’re a better place when we have a rich variety of perspectives, talents, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences in our workplace, and within the broader community from which we recruit. We believe that building a culture that thrives on diversity and inclusion and provides equal opportunities to everyone is a critical factor in our ability to serve our customers and be successful. …We believe the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, if passed, would limit our ability to recruit and retain top talent. For this reason, we do not believe that the Amendment would be good for Thomson Reuters or the business community in the state.”
Thomson Reuters joins fellow Fortune 500 companies General Mills and St. Jude Medical Center in opposing this hurtful amendment. In addition, the Minnesotans United for All Families coalition now has over 500 businesses, faith communities, law firms and non-profits across the state working to defeat this amendment. This broad and diverse coalition will continue to grow as we push to spark conversations throughout the state.
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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