General Mills CEO Ken Powell announced this week at a Minneapolis homosexual pride event that his company opposes the marriage amendment on the Minnesota ballot in November.
â€śGeneral Mills doesnâ€™t normally take positions on ballot measures; this is a business issue that impacts our employees,â€ť said Ken Charles, General Mills vice president of diversity.
â€śMinnesota voters will be asked to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment in November,â€ť said Charles. â€śIf passed, this amendment would define marriage in our home stateâ€™s constitution as being between one man and one woman, effectively banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.â€ť
He said the General Mills position against the traditional definition of marriage would help keep the company competitive. The pro-marriage initiative, he said, would make it harder for the Minnesota food producer to retain talented workers. ...