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Starbucks And Others Recognize National Marriage Equality Day

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.



Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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3 thoughts on “Starbucks And Others Recognize National Marriage Equality Day”

    1. I feel like while the effort is noble, our voices should’ve been a lot louder. I discussed last week the apathy that has plagued the LGBTQ community for a while. I didn’t even know about it until Sunday. We have to bee more vocal.

  1. ok to all the right wingers- it would be of great benefit to some of you to visit a library, or go online, and pull up the constitution( which is a slow read), the bill of rights ( really worth your time), and the declaration of independence( one of the most beautifully written legal documents that I have ever read). I did, & I’m not saying I know it all, but i know enough to know when I’m being fed a line, and a whole group of suckers are getting away with murder. let me just say this; the whole right wing religion based argument against gay marriage is a non sequitor. It’s rotten to the core. the very religious freedom that they so openly enjoy is protected in the first amendment, which also also calls for the division between church and state. following that most basic logic in our the constitution of the origins of our government,, there is no legal way one citizen can deprive another citizen of civil rights based on a religious preference. period. If you right wingers want the government to be mixed in with religion, you should think that over. that’s why the pilgrim’s left England in the first place.

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