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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 years ago

Is it genuine support of or a business tactic that caused these companies to support/oppose gay rights?

For Gay Rights:

Adobe Systems

Airbus Aviation

Air Canada

Allstate Insurance

Amazon.com

American Apparel

American Airlines

Apple

Applebee's

A&W

Ben & Jerry's

Best Buy

Burger King

Geek Squad

Boeing

Clorox

Clorox, Brita Filters, Glad Storage Bags, Hidden Valley Ranch, Pine-Sol

The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Powerade, Dasani

Concur Technologies

Costco

Delta Airlines

Dunkin' Donuts

eBay

Electronic Arts

Ford

Lincoln

Gap

Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime

General Mills

Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, more

General Motors

Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC

Goldman Sachs

Google

Youtube, Zagat

Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Hotels, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria

The Home Depot

IBM

Intuit

J.C. Penney

Kraft Foods

Cadbury, Kraft, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Planters, more

Levi's

Marriott Hotels

Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard Inn, Fairfield Inn

McDonald's

Microsoft

Windows, Bing, Xbox, Xbox 360

Nationwide Insurance

Nike

Converse

Olive Garden

PepsiCo

Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Aquafina, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, more

PG&E;

Proctor and Gamble

Bounty, Charmin, Crest, Duracell, Gillette, Old Spice, Pampers, Tide, Vicks, more

Qualcomm

RealNetworks, Inc.

Red Lobster

Rite Aid

Sears

Land's End

Southwest Airlines

Starbucks

State Farm Insurance

Target

Tim Horton's

United Airlines

UPS

Vulcan Inc.

Walgreens

The Walt Disney Company

ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, The Muppets, more

Wells Fargo

Against (far fewer):

A-1 Self Storage Company

Cinemark Theatres

Chick-Fil-A

ExxonMobil

Urban Outfitters

Domino's Pizza

Do these companies genuinely want to take a stand, or are they using the support/non-support as a business tactic?

I'm actually under the opinion that it depends on the company, but I'd like to see what everyone else thinks.

Do you think Religious beliefs are somehow tied into this? Why?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Probably a mixed bag. I'm sure a few of those companies have a genuine interest in gay rights, but even the ones that don't can see the writing on the wall, so to speak.

    If this were 1967, they might be supporting mixed race marriages for the same reason...market research.

  • Kyle
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    I think most of these companies didn't come out for support or opposed same sex marriage based on a business tactic. I think it's just how the companies truly feel.

    I know for Chick fil A's case religion did tie into it. As the owner is a Christian and expressed his belief on why gay marriage is wrong.

  • .
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    All the "for" companies are "getting on the gay bandwagon" to get as much financial support from the misled masses before society comes tumbling down from the removal of God's grace.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    interesting however, what do those companies do? how do they help gay rights? fairly, none of them are outspoken approximately it with the aid of fact they are companies...they go with all of us's money.

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