May 7th, 2005


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Microsoft reverses stance on queer antidiscrimination bill *again*

In a Reverse, Microsoft Says It Supports Gay Rights Bill
Published: May 7, 2005 in The New York Times

[There are linked related stories on both the church that was at the center of the threatened boycott, and the resulting controversy, at the link above, as of this writing.--s_s]

Microsoft, faced with unrelenting criticism from employees and gay rights groups over its decision to abandon support of a gay rights bill in Washington state, reversed course again yesterday and announced that it was now in support of the bill.

Steve Ballmer, the company's chief executive, announced the reversal in an e-mail message sent to 35,000 employees in the United States. "After looking at the question from all sides, I've concluded that diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda," Mr. Ballmer said.Read more...Collapse )