Thomson Reuters, a company that provides business data, is the latest company to come out against Minnesota’s proposed marriage inequality amendment. The company emailed the following statement to its employees today:
As we’ve heard from employees, recruiters and customers, one thing has been very clear: we’re a better place when we have a rich variety of perspectives, talents, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences in our workplace, and within the broader community from which we recruit. We believe that building a culture that thrives on diversity and inclusion and provides equal opportunities to everyone is a critical factor in our ability to serve our customers and be successful. …We believe the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, if passed, would limit our ability to recruit and retain top talent. For this reason, we do not believe that the Amendment would be good for Thomson Reuters or the business community in the state.
Thomson Reuters is the third Fortune 500 company to oppose the discriminatory measure, joining General Mills and St. Jude Medical.