Home furnishings retailer Room &
Board on Wednesday said it opposes a proposed amendment to ban gay
marriage in Minnesota.
The Minneapolis-based retailer
announced it had joined Minnesotans United for All Families, the
coalition of groups working to defeat the measure in November.
“Room & Board is dedicated to
helping customers create homes they love. We recognize that the joy
found in one's home extends far beyond our surroundings to the people
with whom we spend our lives. To that end, we have long supported
efforts dedicated to strengthening home and family. We oppose the
amendment to the Minnesota Constitution banning marriage for same-sex
company said in a statement.
“Each and every day we celebrate
diversity. We take pride in providing a progressive, balanced and
positive work environment that is based on trust, fairness and
respect. This core philosophy shapes the relationships we have with
our customers, vendor partners and employees.”
“Our holistic wellness approach
supports the well-being of our employees and their loved ones. We
have offered domestic partnership benefits for nearly 20 years.
Please join us in recognizing the strength of inclusion by voting
'No' this November.”
Reuters says Minnesota gay marriage ban bad for business.)