2 Brands Support for Gay Marriage

2 Brands Support for Gay Marriage

There are 19 comments on the ABC News story from Jul 27, 2012, titled 2 Brands Support for Gay Marriage. In it, ABC News reports that:

With gay rights activists still riled over Chick-fil-a's LGBT criticism, two megastores are taking the opposite tack and making their support for gay marriage as public as possible.

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Since: May 09

Nonya!

#1 Jul 27, 2012
Well, guess I'll have to buy a Nook instead of a Kindle...bye bye Amazon.com ...

Never did care for Target...no loss there...
fannie

Oceana, WV

#2 Jul 27, 2012
Well, I'll be boycotting Target and AMAZON!

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#3 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
Well, guess I'll have to buy a Nook instead of a Kindle...bye bye Amazon.com ...
Never did care for Target...no loss there...
Barnes & Noble is pro-gay too. They haven't participated in public campaigns for LGBT rights like Amazon and Target are doing, but they extend spousal benefits to their employees' "domestic partners" as well as to legal spouses.

There's also the fact that Barnes & Noble happily sell books and other products for the LGBT market.

It's not surprising. People involved in literary and creative fields tend to be liberal, not conservative.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#4 Jul 27, 2012
P.S. The chairman of Barnes & Noble spearheaded a program called "Close the Book on Hate" designed to combat prejudice -- allies of the program include the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)along with many other groups dedicated to strengthening human rights for all. Check out the program webpage at http://www.adl.org/prejudice/default.asp particularly the "allies" link if you want to know more.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#5 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
Well, guess I'll have to buy a Nook instead of a Kindle...bye bye Amazon.com ...
Never did care for Target...no loss there...
No win situation for you. Google Nook. LOL

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Since: May 09

Nonya!

#6 Jul 27, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
P.S. The chairman of Barnes & Noble spearheaded a program called "Close the Book on Hate" designed to combat prejudice -- allies of the program include the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)along with many other groups dedicated to strengthening human rights for all. Check out the program webpage at http://www.adl.org/prejudice/default.asp particularly the "allies" link if you want to know more.
I don't have a problem with companies offering different benefits...that's the company's decision...

My point is if you are going to put yourself out there as someone that supports destroying American tradition...I can't support that..

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#7 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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I don't have a problem with companies offering different benefits...that's the company's decision...
My point is if you are going to put yourself out there as someone that supports destroying American tradition...I can't support that..
Wow. Are you pro-slavery, anti-votes-for-women too? Those were "traditions" before they were finally overturned thanks to the loud and in-your-face work of activists too.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#8 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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I don't have a problem with companies offering different benefits...that's the company's decision...
My point is if you are going to put yourself out there as someone that supports destroying American tradition...I can't support that..
What American tradition might that be? Slavery? Subjugation of women? Child labor? Voting by only male, white landowners? Which of those traditions would you like to bring back? Traditions fall by the wayside every generation when we find other practices that work just as wellm or better, and we learn that some traditions are just plain wrong. You may want to live stiffled by the hate and bigotry in your soul, but the rest of us would rather live free and unbfettered.

“You Get My Truth Here!”

Since: May 09

Nonya!

#9 Jul 27, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Wow. Are you pro-slavery, anti-votes-for-women too? Those were "traditions" before they were finally overturned thanks to the loud and in-your-face work of activists too.
I know you all like to throw up 'real' civil rights stuggles to compare to your own 'complaint', but this isn't a civil rights issue....

“You Get My Truth Here!”

Since: May 09

Nonya!

#10 Jul 27, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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What American tradition might that be? Slavery? Subjugation of women? Child labor? Voting by only male, white landowners? Which of those traditions would you like to bring back? Traditions fall by the wayside every generation when we find other practices that work just as wellm or better, and we learn that some traditions are just plain wrong. You may want to live stiffled by the hate and bigotry in your soul, but the rest of us would rather live free and unbfettered.
None of which has anything to do with ssm....

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#11 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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I know you all like to throw up 'real' civil rights stuggles to compare to your own 'complaint', but this isn't a civil rights issue....
I'm so glad you cleared that up for everyone.

You do know that it as only in 2003 when so-called sodomy laws were finally stricken from the books in the whole USA, and they stopped putting people in jail for being LGBT, right? And even today there are places in the USA where an LGBT person can lose their job, or their home, or their kids just for being LGBT? And then there'sthat whole thing about legal marriage...

Silly me, thinking that things like the right to a job, or a place to live, or to raise one's kids, or being able to marry the unrelated consenting adult partner of my choice were basic civil rights.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#12 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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None of which has anything to do with ssm....
Wow. Witty response. Do we get fries with that?

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#13 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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I don't have a problem with companies offering different benefits...that's the company's decision...
My point is if you are going to put yourself out there as someone that supports destroying American tradition...I can't support that..
America's tradition? People make traditions and America is a melting pot of traditions. If you want a theocratical country and morals, then there's always Iran for you.

“You Get My Truth Here!”

Since: May 09

Nonya!

#14 Jul 27, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
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I'm so glad you cleared that up for everyone.
You do know that it as only in 2003 when so-called sodomy laws were finally stricken from the books in the whole USA, and they stopped putting people in jail for being LGBT, right? And even today there are places in the USA where an LGBT person can lose their job, or their home, or their kids just for being LGBT? And then there'sthat whole thing about legal marriage...
Silly me, thinking that things like the right to a job, or a place to live, or to raise one's kids, or being able to marry the unrelated consenting adult partner of my choice were basic civil rights.
...ssm is still not a civil right.

“You Get My Truth Here!”

Since: May 09

Nonya!

#15 Jul 27, 2012
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>America's tradition? People make traditions and America is a melting pot of traditions. If you want a theocratical country and morals, then there's always Iran for you.
Well marriage was along well before the constitution....

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Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#16 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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Well marriage was along well before the constitution....
And homosexuality has been around as long as humanity, but religious dictatorship hasn't.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#17 Jul 27, 2012
Get That Fool wrote:
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...ssm is still not a civil right.
You are entitled to your opinion but there are lots of people who disagree. For instance, the NAACP has stated they believe same-sex marriage is a civil right: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/20/n...

And the US Supreme Court declared in Loving v Virginia that
"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State."

It logically follows that the same argument supports same-sex marriage since some states clearly do feel it is legal and denying its legality in any state would be restriction by invidius sexual orientation-based discrimination.

History is not on the side of the anti-gay, just like it's not on the side of those who are racist.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#18 Jul 27, 2012
Same sex marriage is just a matter of time. Glad to see things finally turning around in this country.
KeepGitmoOpen

Bryn Mawr, PA

#19 Jul 27, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
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You are entitled to your opinion but there are lots of people who disagree. For instance, the NAACP has stated they believe same-sex marriage is a civil right: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/20/n...
And the US Supreme Court declared in Loving v Virginia that
"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State."
It logically follows that the same argument supports same-sex marriage since some states clearly do feel it is legal and denying its legality in any state would be restriction by invidius sexual orientation-based discrimination.
History is not on the side of the anti-gay, just like it's not on the side of those who are racist.
NAACP thinks you should be able to watch child porn as a civil liberty... See R.Kelly

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