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Nordstrom Issues Gay Marriage Memo

What's perhaps more interesting than this brief about luxury retailer Nordstrom Inc. openly supporting the rights of gay and lesbians to marry was the fact that embedded in the article was an ad asking readers to vote on whether Chik-Fil-A should be able to exercise the right of religion and free speech. In any case, Seattle-based Nordstrom joins Starbucks Corp. and Inc. in favor of approving Referendum 74 to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Company president Blake Nordstrom sent a companywide memo -- co-signed by brothers Erik and Pete, also executives at the retailer -- laying out the retailer's "philosophical approach" to business, which includes a workplace where "every employee is welcomed and respected."



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