"Nordstrom Endorses Marriage Equality"
In an email to 56,000 employees, nationwide, the Seattle-based Nordstrom announced its support for marriage equality. The company’s executives — all three eponymous members of the Nordstrom family — wrote “It is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as our other employees. We also believe supporting freedom to marry will help us create a more attractive and inclusive workplace for our current and prospective employees. Again — this decision is consistent with our long-time philosophy of inclusivity and equality for our customers and employees.” Washington State voters will vote on Referendum 74 next month, which would enact marriage equality in the Evergreen State.