The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) is calling on followers to cancel T-Mobile service over the
company's support of gay marriage in Washington state.
Last month, T-Mobile announced it would
back Referendum 74, the Washington ballot measure which if approved
would uphold a gay marriage law enacted by lawmakers, and gave
$25,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the campaign to approve
“Our support of this issue is a
reflection of our culture, how we do business, and our belief in the
fair and equitable treatment of all employees,” Jim Alling, interim
CEO of T-Mobile USA, said in a statement.
NOM, the nation's most vociferous
opponent of gay marriage, launched a petition on ActRight.com in
opposition to T-Mobile's stance.
“Join us in signing this petition to
let T-Mobile know that not everyone supports their efforts as a
public telecom company to redefine marriage and tell our society that
moms and dads are interchangeable,” the
petition states. “After signing this petition, for those of
you who utilize T-Mobile services, consider canceling your contract
and transferring to a different provider.”
NOM has previously targeted Starbucks
Mills for their support of marriage equality.