Outspoken: Dan Cathy, Google and more… The GA Voice Editors August 3, 2012 Outspoken “We need help from straight people. To be very frank, we need help from wealthy straight people who care about us and who want to help us win. … I suspect you support marriage equality. I beg you not to sit on the sidelines and hope the vote goes our way.” — Letter from early Amazon.com employee Jennifer Cast to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, asking Bezos to donate to Washington United for Marriage, which is fighting a November ballot initiative that would turn back same-sex marriage in the state. Bezos responded by donating $2.5 million. (International Business Times, July 30) “ We are proud to be recognized as a leader in LGBT inclusion efforts, but there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality. Legalize Love is our call to decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world.” — Press statement from Google.com on its “Legalize Love” campaign that launched last month. “We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment [to ban gay marriage] is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy. We value diversity. We value inclusion.” — Ken Charles, General Mills vice president for global diversity and inclusion, explaining why the Minnesota-based company is taking a stand against a ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage in the state. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 14) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 4 × = four Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.