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Welcome to the News! Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day saw millions of people patronizing Chick-fil-A in support of Dan Cathy’s freedom of speech and his standing up for traditional marriage. It was a major victory for the cause of marriage, because it helped to dispel the myth that same-sex marriage is inevitable, and also because it […]

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Dear Marriage Supporter, Last week we surpassed 24,000 signatures on the website! Will you forward this email to a friend and help us hit 25,000? Since announcing their opposition to the Minnesota marriage amendment, General Mills has been pretty quiet on the issue of marriage. Apparently, they are content to have said their piece […] News: Starbucks Stock Dumps

Welcome to the News! Last week One News Now picked up on our stories of Starbuck’s faltering stock price and the growing divide in how liberals and conservatives view the coffee chain. This past week, Starbucks faltered again as they released disappointing financial results. What is bad enough to drop their stock by nearly […]

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Dear Marriage Supporter, Welcome! Thank you so much for taking the pledge. You and more than 23,000 other Americans are standing up to General Mills and letting them know we think they should be selling cereal—not pushing gay marriage! Your help in sending this important message is greatly appreciated! I’m Jonathan Baker, head of […] News: Conservatives Sour on Starbucks

Welcome to the News! In 32 states, voters have said—in no uncertain terms—that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Not exactly news, but Starbucks is still catching up with this fact. This past week Forbes Magazine picked up a survey done by BrandIndex on why conservatives have soured on Starbucks […] News: Stock drops on Starbucks

Welcome to the News! On March 21, 2012, the date of the Starbucks annual meeting where I queried them on their corporate support for same-sex marriage, their stock closed at a price of $53.81. This past Friday their stock closed at $51.97. This is down from a high of $61.67 that they reached in […] News: Jitters and Bliss Coffee respects ALL customers

Welcome to the News! At you can enter your city or zip code and come up with local coffee shop alternatives to Starbucks. However, most of us do not purchase every cup of coffee while we are out around town. This week we are proud to roll out Jitters and Bliss Coffee as […] News: Starbucks Doubles Down on Same-Sex Marriage

Welcome to the News! This week Starbucks doubled down on their support of same-sex marriage. Starbucks Australia released a statement echoing their parent company’s previous statement that same-sex marriage is core to the brand. Even more interesting is that it appears Starbucks Australia is going to take their support beyond what their corporate parent […] News: SSM Support NOT Key to Business Success!

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 […] News: Starbucks Tries to Buy Back Customers and Sticks It to Consumers

Welcome to the News! This past week was a little disappointing. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, where Starbucks jointly filed their amicus brief in opposition to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), found portions of DOMA to be unconstitutional. Starbucks’ opposition to marriage continues to help sway the leaders of our nation […]

Does Starbucks Understand Diversity? News

Welcome to the News! On your way to work, you roll into a local coffee shop to grab coffee for your co-workers. When you get to work, one of them notices that this week you didn’t buy Starbucks coffee and asks why. You share with them about the campaign and that you believe […]

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Welcome to the News! This past week a pastor in Colorado made a video of himself dumping a cup of Starbucks coffee down the street curb drain. Apparently he had purchased it on his way to work shortly before hearing of Starbucks position in support of same-sex marriage and the campaign and decided […]

Goldman Sachs CEO: Wall Street Should Sit Out Marriage Debate, News

Welcome to the News! Let’s start with a bit of news this week. “North Carolina voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution which limits marriageto traditional one man-one woman marriages.” —NBC Tuesday saw a long campaign in North Carolina end in a victory for marriage! As yet another state came […]

Politicized Banks Who Entered Marriage Fight Dropped by Ohio for "Systematically Exploiting Pension Funds”

Support same-sex marriage, or focus on keeping clients worth $41 billion happy? In November of 2011 two banks, while under investigation by the Ohio Attorney General for defrauding four Ohio pension systems, decided to sign on in support of eliminating the federal Defense of Marriage Act (which defines marriage as the union of one man […]