A boycott against T-Mobile for
supporting gay marriage is being countered with a “thank you”
Last month, T-Mobile announced it would
back Referendum 74, the Washington state 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 the measure.
“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.
The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, last
week responded to T-Mobile's announcement with a petition on
ActRight.com in opposition.
“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.”
On Thursday, Washington
United for Marriage launched a campaign to thank T-Mobile for its
“Sign our thank you card today, and
let them know we've got their back,” the petition states.
NOM has previously targeted Starbucks
Mills for their support of marriage equality.