Corporations supporting gay marriage have become an increasing trend. From Starbucks and JC Penney rejecting a myriad of pathetic attempts from NOM to bring down the companies support of marriage equality to General Mills’ recent opposition to the marriage inequality amendment in Minnesota, capitalism realizes that gays have money too. Apparently not quite content with the losing record of NOM, one group entitled Minnesota for Marriage camped outside General Mills headquarters today in protest of General Mills’ belief that gay people may want eat things from time to time.
Minnesota for Marriage, the coalition of groups looking to get the ban on same-sex marriage passed in November, blasted General Mills for its opposition to the amendment, calling the move “stupid.”
“I know it seems odd for a company who spends billions of dollars marketing products to moms and dads with young children to do such a thing, but General Mill has tried to please a small minority of individuals who feel entitled to change the definition of marriage for all of society. They have calculated that we won’t fight back. They have grossly miscalculated us!” Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage, wrote in an e-mail to supporters announcing the protest. (On Top Magazine)
The really odd thing here is somehow thinking that misguided right-wing nonsense is a much better alternative than say, targeting a group of people who could gain jobs and help a company remain lucrative in a fledgling economy. Even odder is choosing to scream at the makes of Lucky Charms on a beautiful summer’s day. In short, Minnesota for Marriage is cuckoo, just not for Cocoa Puffs.
Michael Hayne is a comedian/VO artist/Columnist extraordinaire, who co-wrote an award-nominated comedy, produces a chapter of Laughing Liberally, wrote for NY Times Laugh Lines, guest-blogged for Joe Biden, and writes a column for MSNBC.com affiliated Cagle Media. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, Youtube, like and NJ Laughing Liberally Lab. Seriously, follow him or he’ll send you a photo of Rush Limbaugh bending over in a thong.