Marriage ruling could save thousands for same-sex couples. Thank you very much." More cheers. Schultz, however, maintained that the companys decision to endorse gay marriage and show support for equal rights was not vested in profits, but rather the principle of acceptance and diversity. National Organization for Marriage's boycott of the coffee company.
"You could sell your shares at Starbucks and buy shares in other companies.". We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity. "If you feel respectfully that you can get a higher return than the 38 you got last year, it's a free country said Schultz, during the annual shareholders meeting on March. At Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz told off an investor who tried to argue that the company's support for gay marriage is bad for business.
Related: Gay community optimistic about financial future. Thank you very much he told Strobhar in front of an applauding crowd. Starbucks has long been a supporter of same-sex marriage. Perhaps if it were 1996, when outwardly supporting gay marriage was a bit taboo, it might have hurt Starbucks to be so vocal in their stance. Sbux ) stock to this boycott, according to the shareholders' meeting transcript. Moreover, if you narrow the numbers down some more, support among millennials (who are easily.