- View SourceMicrosoft needs their heads examined how dare they do
this. It makes me so angry. I want to thankyou for
informing me all about it. Please stay in touch.
--- Davey Brain <dsbrain@...> wrote:
> sebama4boi wrote:http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/04/take-action-microsoft-abandons-
> > I was sent this link from a friend and after
> reading the news
> > article, I felt compelled to post it here. This is
> a worldwide company
> > that needs to hear from the rest of the world too.
> I urge you all to
> > read the entire article and call any of the
> officals of the company
> > listed at the end.
> > Here is the link to the article..........
> > gays.html<http://news.com.com/Ballmer+explains+reversal+on+gay+rights+bill/2100-1022_3-5682402.html?tag=fd_nbs_ent&tag=nl.e703>
> I've been following this issue. After this news came
> out Microsoft has
> been doing some damage control. I think they realize
> that pandering to
> the right wing radical evangelicals to the detriment
> of the LGBT peoples
> might do them more damage than any evangelical
> boycott would. This is
> the main reason Proctor & Gamble didn't drop their
> support for the
> repeal of the draconian anti-gay law in Cincinnati
> See these full stories at these links:
> From CNet: Ballmer explains reversal on gay rights
> Published: April 24, 2005, 2:10 PM PDThttp://us.click.yahoo.com/O.5XsA/8WnJAA/E2hLAA/uXHolB/TM
> By Sarah Kershaw; The New York Times
> (SEATTLE) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent what
> company executives
> described as an unusual e-mail message on Friday
> evening to roughly
> 35,000 employees in the United States, defending
> Microsoft's widely
> criticized decision not to support an
> antidiscrimination bill for gay
> people in Washington state this year.
> From 365Gay.com: Gates Enters Microsoft Gay Debacle
> by The Associated Press
> Posted: April 26, 2005 5:01 pm ET
> (Washington) Microsoft Corp. may rethink whether it
> will support
> legislation banning discrimination against gays and
> lesbians, company
> Chairman Bill Gates says.
> As much as I dislike Microsoft and as upset as I get
> with Bill Gates and
> Steve Ballmer's exercise of monopoly powers I have
> to admit that BG & MS
> have always been very good about their support of
> LGBT peoples at
> Microsoft. They were one of the first corporations
> in the USA to give
> benefits to all people in a household (domestic
> partner benefits).
> Also: Congrats to our new representatives. I trust
> our new legislature
> will do a great job! (Someone had suggested that I
> might run for office
> but being unemployed I cannot even afford the $50 to
> become a citizen.
> And as I'm struggling to make a living in this
> depressed area of Ohio
> USA I fear I might not have the time to devote to
> the needs of the country.)
> Davey Brain
> Due to political oppression I'm seeking a Canadian
> or European
> spouse...any takers?
> "It is dangerous to be right when the established
> authorities are wrong"
> - Voltaire
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