- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:19
- Written by Lara Landis
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The National Organization for Marriage has faced a year of legal setbacks, but that has not deterred it from its latest campaign. NOM leaders announced a plan to launch an international advertising campaign to get consumers to boycott Starbucks. The campaign features billboards denouncing the coffee chain for its support of gay marriage. The billboards will be taken out throughout America and through several nations in the Middle East, according to SFGN.com
"We will not tolerate an international company attempting to force its misguided values on citizens,” said NOM President Brian Brown. Brown made this comment in a statement that explains the reasons for the boycott.
Starbuck's president Howard Schultz said the decision to support same sex marriage was not a difficult one to make. The company noted for its expensive coffee brews celebrates being the type of organization that embraces diversity.
Maggie Gallagher, one of the founders of the National Organization of Marriage, is helping to organize the campaign. Gallagher said the purpose of the campaign is to let the organization know that not all of its customers agree with its position.