Hickory, N.C.-native and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has vowed to help in the fight against anti-LGBT North Carolina State Legislators and will donate $10 for each person who likes Equality North Carolina”s page on Facebook — up to $10,000 — to support the work of the organization between now and Tuesday when the North Carolina Senate wil meet and has planned to sneak in a a proposed anti-LGBT state constitutional amendment that will ban marriage, civil unions and domestic-partner benefits for same-sex couples
Hughes, who is gay, said the proposed amendment would hurt business and the ability to attract high-quality talent. He has also written a letter which has been distributed to media and to all 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly.
“As the co-founder of Facebook, I have some experience with the challenges of attracting the kind of driven, dynamic and diverse employees it takes to build a fledgling start-up into a full fledged economic success story,” Hughes wrote. “Companies like Facebook, Google and Apple are the future of our global economy. But the proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment signals to these and other major employers, as well as their mobile, educated employees, that North Carolina does not welcome the diverse workforce that any state needs to compete in the international marketplace.”
Even if you don’t live in North Carolina go to North Carolina Equality’s Facebook page. LIKE IT, and learn how you can help no matter what State or Country you live in.
Its not until we ALL start helping each other that we really begin helping ourselves.