In a show of support Thursday, international clothing franchise Nordstrom leaders advised over 56,000 employees in an email that the company now supports marriage equality and the measure to have same sex marriages legalized in Washington State:
“It is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as our other employees. We also believe supporting freedom to marry will help us create a more attractive and inclusive workplace for our current and prospective employees.”
The company joins Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Amazon.com (who have already given 2.5 million to ensure that the bill passes). Overall the bill may be the first bill in which marriage is legally voted into a state’s constitution.