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Offline ClarkSmith

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The path to insanity continues
« on: March 09, 2015, 11:35:29 PM »
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    This is the brief on gay marriage American companies have filed with the Supreme Court.

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    In one such ruling, the Ninth Circuit observed:

    The lessons of our constitutional history
    are clear: inclusion strengthens, rather
    than weakens, our most important institutions.
    When we integrated our
    schools, education improved. When we
    opened our juries to women, our democracy
    became more vital. When we allowed
    lesbian and gay soldiers to serve
    openly in uniform, it enhanced unit cohesion.
    When same-sex couples are
    married, just as when opposite-sex couples
    are married, they serve as models
    of loving commitment to all.

    These same observations ring true for American companies:
    diversity and inclusion strengthen, not weaken,
    our businesses.



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    Empirical evidence shows the business value of
    investments in diversity. The Williams Institute at
    the UCLA School of Law recently reviewed thirty-six
    research studies and found that working in an LGBTsupportive
    workplace results in “greater job commitment,
    improved workplace relationships, increased
    job satisfaction, improved health outcomes, and increased
    productivity” among LGBT employees. 20 A
    2013 study of approximately 300 firms that adopted
    same-sex domestic partnership benefits between 1990
    and 2006 showed an approximate ten percent average
    stock price increase over the sample period—a performance
    better than ninety-five percent of all U.S.
    professional mutual funds—as well as “significant
    improvement in operating performance relative to
    companies that did not adopt such policies



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    Heterosexual individuals, too, may decide that
    states hostile to marriage equality are not states
    where they want to live and work.47 Richard Florida,
    a leading urban studies theorist, states that “members of the creative class—roughly 50 million people
    including scientists engineers, and entrepreneurs, researchers
    and academics, architects and designers,
    artists, entertainers and professionals in business,
    media, management, healthcare and law” use diversity
    as a proxy for determining whether a city would
    provide a welcoming home.48 The Williams Institute
    found that “creative-class” Massachusetts residents
    in same-sex relationships were 2.5 times more likely
    to have moved there in the three years after marriage
    equality than in the three years before.

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    The path to insanity continues
    « Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 12:34:28 AM »
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  • Obviously the ninth circuit never served in any branch of the military!


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    « Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 01:25:47 AM »
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  • Quote from: Marlelar
    Obviously the ninth circuit never served in any branch of the military!


    The brief reads like a parody. I was laughing out loud when I first read it.  Yet every major corporation willingly put their name on it.  

    Amazon, Apple, Facebook, CBS, Verizon, Comcast, and hundreds of others.

     

     

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