Microsoft and others are pushing to legalize gay marriage in Washington, arguing that this inequality makes the state less competitive:
As other states recognize marriage equality, Washington’s employers are at a disadvantage if we cannot offer a similar, inclusive environment to our talented employees, our top recruits and their families.
Win them over with markets – an awesome approach, IMO. While HRC and others are doing their best to push state-by-state adoption of marriage equality, Microsoft may have just found the magic ticket. Can you imagine voting against your state’s largest employers when they tell you how to create more local, high-tech jobs?