By Anna Peirano
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has launched a quiet boycott against T-Mobile over its support for marriage equality.
In late August, T-mobile announced that the communications company would donate $25,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the group trying to pass Referendum 74. Referendum 74 would allow the marriage equality law to go into effect, making same-sex marriage legal in Washington State.
“Our support of this issue is a reflection of our culture, how we do business, and our belief in the fair and equitable treatment of all employees,” said Jim Alling, interim CEO of T-Mobile USA.
The petition on NOM's site reads:
Tell T-Mobile not everyone supports redefining marriage. Join us in signing this petition to let T-Mobile know that not everyone supports their efforts as a public telecom company to redefine marriage and tell our socket that moms and dads are interchangeable. After signing this petition, for those of you who utilize T-Mobile services, consider canceling your contract and transferring to a different provider… Don't let your hard-earned money flow to those who would redefine tis unique and crucial institution.
NOM has petitioned Starbucks and General Mills before for their support of Referendum 74. There are over 500 organizations and businesses that support same-sex marriage in Washington, including: Amazon, Microsoft, Nike, and REI.
For more information and to donate to the Washington United For Marriage organization, visit their site here.