a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing
raaven

MICROSOFT PULLS SUPPORT FOR GAY RIGHTS BILL IN WASHINGTON STATE

Microsoft Corporation pulled its support for a gay rights bill in Washington state last month after complaints from a single radical right anti-gay leader, according to an article just published in the Seattle paper, The Stranger (the article is on the news stands already, online Thursday).

A summary of the bill in question is here: http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Htm/Bill%20Reports/House/1515.HBR.htm

Washington folks, it may well be a good time to voice your support of this bill to your lawmakers. Folks who visit Washington as tourists, etc, you too!

While this is currently in rumor-only format, it seems very likely. Please read the whole article, and please note the people to contact below:

Microsoft's director of Government Relations, Jack Krumholtz,
at tel. 202-263-5900

Jim Desler,
Microsoft US
425-703-6061
jdesler@microsoft.com

Dirk Delmartino,
Microsoft Europe
+32 (0)2 550 06 21
dirkdelm@microsoft.com

The firm handling public policy for Microsoft in DC:
The Glover Park Group
Washington, DC
202-337-0808

The firm handling Microsoft's "rapid response" to questions:
Waggener Edstrom Rapid Response Team
rrt@wagged.com
503-443-7070

Media Relations for Microsoft
Global Communications & Television
(212) 339-9920
mediarelations@gctv.com

Microsoft Investor Relations
Curt Anderson
(425) 706-3703

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