Deal-of-the-day website Groupon on Friday endorsed gay marriage in
Chicago-based Groupon announced its support in a 2-minute video
released on YouTube.
“We are Groupon and we are proud of being part of a diverse
community of customers, merchants and employees,” a man is heard
saying in the video. “We work better when everyone, including our
LGBT co-workers, can bring their whole selves to work every day.
That is why we support marriage equality.”
“I support marriage equality because there was a time not too
long ago where by the way that I look marriage inequality was
a-okay,” an African-American female employee says.
A female employee says that she is just waiting for the law to
change to marry her fiancee.
“I proposed to my girlfriend … So, we are engaged, but now we
are waiting for Illinois to say yes,” the woman says. (The video
is embedded on this page. Visit
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A gay marriage bill stalled in the Illinois House after passage in
the Senate earlier this year. The bill's sponsor has pledged a vote
on the measure when lawmakers return in the fall.