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Starbucks, Google, Alcoa Endorse Marriage Equality in Washington State

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An email today from Washington United for Marriage:

Starbucks, Google, Alcoa Latest Major Corporations to Endorse Marriage Equality in Washington State

Major employers join more than 100 small, medium and large businesses supporting equal civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples

OLYMPIA – Washington United for Marriage, a broad statewide coalition of organizations, congregations, unions and business associations that will work to obtain civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples in Washington State, today announced that Starbucks, Google, Alcoa and dozens of additional small businesses are supporting marriage equality legislation, SB 6239 and HB 2516.  These companies bring the total number of supportive businesses to over 100, including industry leaders such as Microsoft, Nike and Group Health Plan.

“We thank Starbucks, Google, Alcoa and the more than two dozen other businesses that recently came out publically in support of marriage equality,” said Lacey All, Chair of Washington United for Marriage.  “Marriage equality provides a multitude of intangible benefits to Washington businesses.  Recognizing the relationships of all – irrespective of sexual orientation – means an open and innovative business climate that ensures fundamental fairness and basic civil rights for all.  The addition of these companies continues to show that momentum in Washington State is on the side of equality for all Washingtonians.”

At this time, six states plus the District of Columbia recognize marriage for same-sex couples under state law: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.  Nine states—California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington—provide same-sex couples with access to the state level benefits and responsibilities of marriage, through either civil unions or domestic partnerships.  Same-sex couples do not receive federal rights and benefits in any state.

Washington United for Marriage Business Coalition

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A New Chapter

Adrift Hotel

Alcoa, Inc.

American Family Insurance

Area 58 Fine Art

Atticus Coffee & Gifts

Attorney at Law, P.S.

Barbara Grant Consulting Group

Big Mario’s Pizza

Bimbos Cantina

Bizible

Blue Moon Burgers

Boo Radley’s

BrandQuery LLC

BrandQuery, LLV

Business Diversity Counseling Services

Capitol Florist

Central Physical Therapy & Fitness, Inc.

CG Tech Services, Inc.

Cha Cha Lounge

Choke Shirt Company and Prints

Chris Porter Medical

Clean Air Lawn Care

Conner Remodeling &Design, INC.

Connors and Company

Concur

Cordova Law Firm

Cupcake Royale

Dani Weiss Photography

DBL Property Maintenance

DML Insurance Services, Inc.

Elliot Bay Book Co.

Freeman LLC

Fun Fitness

Fuzed Travel

Group Health Plan

Go Green Directory

Google

Havana

Hillside Quickie Restaurants

Inn at Discovery Coast

Integrated Financial Group

James Braden

Jason Rumohr

JSW Ventures

Juju

Kelly Printing & Graphics

Kill Rock Stars

Kings Hardware

Lagoma Lodge

Law Office of Allen Draher, PLLC

LGBTQ Counseling Servicecs

Liberty Cafe

Local 360

Local Grown Cafe

Local Roots Farm

Microsoft

Moe Bar

Mx2 Computer Consulting

Nike

Northmoon Artistic Creations

Onto Entertainment

Out There Monthly: The Inland NW Guide to Outdoor Recreation

Pacific Forest Resources

Pike Street Fish Fry

Poquitos

Portland Area Business Association

Precision Door Service

Rain City Entertainment

Real Networks

Ric-O-Shay

Screenplay, Inc.

Seattle Cigar Expo

Seattle Gay News

Seattle Interactive Conference

Seattle Popcorn Company Inc. DBA Uncle Woddy’s Caramel Corn

Seattle Restaurant Alliance

Seattle Tattoo Expo

Serendipity Catering

Skylark Cafe & Club

Spitfire Bar & Grill

Spokane Wireless Inc.

Starbucks

Stoel Rives

Tango Restaurant

The 5 Point Café

The Clark Company

The Crocodile

The Red Door

The Saint

The Wedding Gentleman

Thinking Cap Communications & Design

ThirdPlanet Productions

Thom’s Hand-Brewed Coffee

True North, PLLC

Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

Unicorn Bar

Verite Coffee

Vista Diagnostics International

Vulcan

Wed4Less Northwest

Whidbey Wayfarer Farm

Wild Sage American Bistro

Zenith Diversity

Zim’s Mobile Computer Services LLC

Washington United for Marriage is a coalition of organizations, congregations, unions, and business associations working together to secure civil marriage for loving, committed gay and lesbian couples. To find more information and learn how you can help, visitWashingtonUnitedForMarriage.org. Engage with Washington United for Marriage on social media at Twitter.com/WA4Marriage and atFacebook.com/WashingtonUnited.

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