Amazon’s amazing support

Timothy Kincaid

July 27th, 2012

Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, and his wife, MacKenzie, have joined the list of prominent Washington businesses and CEO’s that have come out in support of marriage equality in that state. And all because former employee Jennifer Cast – one of the company’s first – asked.

On Sunday cast emailed Bezos asking for a contribution to the campaign in support of Referendum 74. “We need help from straight people. To be very frank, we need help from wealthy straight people who care about us and who want to help us win.” Bezos’ reply:

Jen, this is right for so many reasons. We’re in for $2.5 million. Jeff & MacKenzie.

I’m sorry. I should have given you a tissue warning.

Oddly enough, NOM’s blog site seems not to have gotten the news. They’re still talking about chicken.

Mark F.

July 27th, 2012

Boycott Amazon! The sky is falling! Oh no, the end days are nigh!

Seriously, many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Bezos.

Mark F.

July 27th, 2012

All of us need to cough up some money to give to these marriage campaigns. Even if it’s only $10 or $20.

Chuck

July 27th, 2012

I loved Amazon simply for its many other amazing contributions and its philosophy. This is just icing on the icing. Or maybe the groom and groom or bride and bride at the top of the cake.

Mark F.

July 27th, 2012

Amazon is a great company. If you need to buy something, why not place an order today?

TwirlyGirly

July 27th, 2012

I’m guessing Amazon’s support of marriage equality means the authors of anti-gay/anti-marriage equality tomes will cease selling their books on Amazon immediately, right? Cause continuing to allow Amazon to sell their books would be hypocrisy at its finest….

tavdy79

July 28th, 2012

Unfortunately while I may agree with Amazon’s attitude towards gays, it’s attitude towards its own staff is abysmal (to put it mildly).

Their UK-based warehouse staff are entirely sourced through temping agencies. This allows Amazon to fire workers on the spot for no reason, including not working fast enough – if a worker doesn’t meet their quota (and the quotas are VERY high) they lose their job. It also denies employees the rights and benefits associated with direct employment, such as union membership, as well as the financial stability of knowing they’ll be in the job long-term.

This stinks of pinkwashing to me.

Emily

July 28th, 2012

Of course they’re talking about chicken. It’s about the only thing they can buy anymore.

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