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Fri., March 23, 2012, 1:12 p.m.

Boycott Targets Starbucks Stand

A new international Starbucks boycott campaign is under way over the company’s support of legalizing same sex marriage. The National Organization for Marriage has launched the website dumpstarbucks.com, where people can sign a petition against the company or learn how to contact Starbucks directly. "Starbucks has taken a corporate position in support of redefining marriage for all of society. We will not tolerate an international company attempting to force its misguided values on citizens,” said NOM president Brian Brown in a press release. As of Friday morning, at least 6,000 people had pledged to support the boycott, according to the website/King5 via KREM. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Is it wise for an international company like Starbucks to take a stand on a controversial issue like same sex marriage?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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