Thomson Reuters' local execs say 'no' on marriage amendment

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2012 - 8:39 PM

In a letter to workers, Thomson Reuters executives said ban would "limit our ability" to recruit and keep top talent.

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danderson60Jul. 13, 12 8:33 PM

Getting to be a long list of companies the conservatives will have to boycott. For any conservatives out there...I recommend bing as your search engine because yesterday google joined the list.

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LiberalOne46Jul. 13, 1210:57 PM

Why is this news? Two homeless guys on Hennepin Avenue with an opposite view carry just as much weight. Give it up Strib! Get back to the news, please.

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merkinJul. 13, 1211:04 PM

The GOP sure painted themselves in a corner on this one. I guess they can't portray themselves as the pro business party anymore.

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crystalbayJul. 13, 1211:33 PM

The children of the dark will not prevail no matter how hard they fight change and human rights.

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scottyhomerJul. 14, 12 9:46 AM

Still haven't seen any companies announce that they are FOR the amendment. Glad to see so many publicly saying they are against it. That shows us some companies have good moral values.

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wildfoxJul. 14, 12 9:55 AM

If you look at the list of supporters of the GOP amendment it is religious organizations. If there is a god I am quite sure that he or she would not throw homosexuals under the bus.

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rosepetal68Jul. 14, 1212:10 PM

I fail to see how a marriage ban would "limit" the ability to recruit and hire top talent. Whether you are for or against the ban should it matter who you are married to in order to get a job at a top company? The other thing, I am an employee of TR and I do not appreciate top officials in the company speaking on behalf of TR when it comes to personal issues such as this marriage amendment. When it is reported it comes across sounding as if the whole company says "No" to the marriage amendment. Guess what...there are plenty of people at TR who believe a marriage should be between a man and a woman.

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jdcarlinJul. 14, 12 3:03 PM

Unemployment in states with a constitutional ban on same sex marriage is 8.2%. Unemployment in states with marriage equality is 7.5%. Jussayin'.

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jdcarlinJul. 14, 12 3:07 PM

rosepetal68: "Whether you are for or against the ban should it matter who you are married to in order to get a job at a top company?" How about starting a top company? Facebook was founded in California instead of Chris Hughes North Carolina because it was friendlier to him. E-Bay refused to open a center in Utah because local officials could not give their workers the same protections as in California. This amendment would permanently strap legislators from making Minnesota a business-friendly place to be. Imagine how many jobs Facebook and e-bay have, as well as many other technology jobs of the future, and imagine all of those jobs out of the reach of Minnesota.

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dlweidtJul. 14, 12 4:42 PM

While I agree with the position of the Thomson Reuters executives, I'm not comfortable with their reasoning. Why not support equal rights for all because it the right thing to do? Should we assume that they would support discrimination if it were "good for business?"

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