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.
‚ÄúGeneral Mills doesn‚Äôt normally take positions on ballot measures; this is a business issue that impacts our employees,‚ÄĚ said Ken Charles, General Mills vice president of diversity.
‚ÄúMinnesota voters will be asked to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment in November,‚ÄĚ said Charles. ‚ÄúIf passed, this amendment would define marriage in our home state‚Äôs constitution as being between one man and one woman, effectively banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.‚ÄĚ
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. ...