When the bill was defeated by a single vote, Microsoft’s liberal critics blamed its withdrawal of support for the loss. Home Depot A May 2012 post on the American Family Association web site proclaims, “AFA is promoting a boycott of Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the homosexual culture war. The total number of people who have signed the Home Depot boycott pledge is 719,037.” The pledge condemns Home Depot for giving “financial and corporate support to open displays of homosexual activism,” because this helps expose “small children to lascivious displays of sexual conduct by homosexuals and cross-dressers.” In response to the pledge, which was delivered at Home Depot’s annual shareholder meeting, Chairman Blake responded, “We are, and will remain, committed to a culture that fosters an inclusive environment for our associates, our customers and communities in which we exist.” Pampers Diapers Diapers are essential to fulfilling the straight family-making dream, which make them an odd target of a ‘pro-family’ boycott. However, in 2004, Proctor and Gamble angered conservatives by opposing an anti-gay rights statute that would exempt gays and lesbians from special civil rights protection in its hometown of Cincinnati. In response, the American Family Association issued a boycott of some of P&G’s most popular products, including Pampers Diapers, and gathered petition signatures from almost 365,000 families, urging Procter & Gamble to change its policy. PepsiCo Products After it was discovered that PepsiCo gave a combined $1,000,000 to the Human Rights Campaign and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) to promote the so-called “homosexual lifestyle” in the workplace, the American Family Accociation posted a “Boycott Pepsi Pledge,” urging conservatives to stay away from Pepsi drinks, Frito Lay chips, Quaker Oats, and Gatorade. Safeway In June of 2009, Safeway honored Pride by putting large gay/lesbian Pride posters in its stores across America. In response to this celebration of the “gay lifestyle,” the American Family Association urged conservatives to contact their local Safeway, and ask it to “stop promoting homosexuality,” and “let Safeway know if they continue, you will consider grocery shopping with their competitors.” Crest Toothpaste In 2004, Procter and Gamble angered conservatives by opposing an anti-gay rights statute that would exempt gays and lesbians from special civil rights protection in its hometown of Cincinnati.
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Families could pay the price for nanny-overtime law: Opinion
This week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed separate bills doing both. Under Assembly Bill 10, the state minimum wage will rise from the current $8 an hour to $9 next July and $10 in 2016. Under AB 241, domestic workers must be paid time-and-a-half if they work more than nine hours in a day or more than 45 hours in a week. Those who look at the downside of raising pay note that it increases costs for employers, which could lead to job cuts. That argument is particularly poignant when applied to nannies, caregivers and housekeepers. Will families with members who need continuous care have to hire more than one worker? Will they cut back on care for the elderly and ailing?
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