NOM BLOG News: SSM Support NOT Key to Business Success!


Dump Starbucks

Welcome to the News!

Is there a business case to support Starbucks' endorsement of same-sex marriage?

The numbers say no, but same-sex marriage advocates continue to say yes. Let's look at some hard facts.

Earlier this year, surveyed over 650 CEOs and gathered their opinions on which states were best for business. All of the top ten states they chose define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. According to a 2008 Pew Research Center study, seven of the top ten destination states for population migration had defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman in their state constitution. In 2011, Moody's Analytics forecasted the top ten states for job growth. Nine of the top ten states for projected growth had marriage amendments in their state constitutions.

These facts and figures do not prove that defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman causes economic success, but they do show that same-sex marriage is not a requirement for economic growth or corporate success, nor a sound component of an economic development plan.

What you can do this week:

Last week a committed supporter of marriage shared hundreds of our flyers at the Texas GOP convention. The thousands of delegates, alternates, and their families had the opportunity to read how Starbucks as a corporation is supporting a cause they find objectionable and learn what they can do about the situation. Please consider printing a few copies of the flyer and share them with family, friends, and at public events this summer.

Our protest continues to grow!

Christian Response Alerts has launched their own boycott against Starbucks and collected over 3,300 signatures of their own. Add that to the current total and we have over 47,000 individuals who have Dumped Starbucks!

Thank you for your support and have a great week!

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