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Nordstrom Comes Out For WA Marriage

Seattle-based Nordstrom came out in support of same-sex marriage today with an email sent to its 56,000 employees nationwide. Via press release:
An internal email signed by Blake Nordstrom, President of Nordstrom, Inc, Pete Nordstrom, President of Merchandising and Erik Nordstrom, President of Stores said that the company has "long had a philosophical approach to our business to be inclusive," noting that the company was an early adopter of adding sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy and has offered life partner benefits to employees since 1998. The email continued: "We feel the next step in this journey is to now support freedom to marry, also called marriage equality. We gave this thoughtful consideration and felt the time was right to come out in support of this civil rights issue. It is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as our other employees. We also believe supporting freedom to marry will help us create a more attractive and inclusive workplace for our current and prospective employees. Again -- this decision is consistent with our long-time philosophy of inclusivity and equality for our customers and employees."
And the dominoes continue to fall.

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