National Marriage Equality Day took place today as a response to Chick Fil A and their day of hate “Appreciation Day” to show support for marriage equality. Organizers stated that “Our original goal was to support Starbucks for being so supportive of our community and our rights,” This was an effort to show strong public support.
Starbucks asked organizers that Nike and Amazon also supporters of marriage equality be included today. Absolut Vodka, Google, Disney, and Southwest Airlines. Target, who has a history of donating to anti-LGBT companies has recently turned a corner and showed supprt of this Appreciation Day for equality as well. Glad to see Target making more of an effort to correct their mistakes in the past.
Something I want to point out is the reporting of what Chick-Fil-A actually stands for. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT MARRIAGE. The New York Daily News erroneously pointed out that the efforts from Starbucks by unfortunately diminshing the magnitude of the company’s supporter lattes versus fried chicken in the latest skirmish over gay marriage, It’s all about the wording. It seriously and inaccurately states each company’s position. This is so much more then that.
Look I like a good joke and some light hear ted humor in their midst of tension just like everyone else. but this issue goes well beyond somew skirmish. This is not a sport. It’s about people’s way of lie and it needs to be addressed with the same gravity as any other issue concerning this country. I reached out to The New York Daily News via twitter in hopes they would edit their remarks and as of this article I have yet to hear back from them.
So whenever you see a report or article that diminishes thd importance of this issue, please CALL THEM OUT for it. Tell them what companes like Chick Fil A are really doing like the iformation procide on this very site. No times for jokes.