More than 15,000 people have joined a campaign on Change.org asking that Best Buy speak out against the that will be on the ballot this November. The amendment would change the Minnesota Constitution to state marriage is only between one man and one woman.
According to a press release, Andrew Korando, a recent University of Minnesota Law School graduate, started the campaign following Target Corporation's recent statement in opposition to the amendment.
“Opposing this amendment is not simply the right thing to do, but as a local institution, it is also in Best Buy’s best interest if it wants to recruit and retain the industry’s top talent,” Korando said in the release. “I moved to Minnesota from another state, earned a law degree, and planned on making this state my home because I love how well the state takes care of all Minnesotans. If corporations allow this discriminatory policy to pass, they’ll lose people like me.”
For every new signature on Korando’s petition, an e-mail is sent to Best Buy’s executive leadership and members of their employee LGBT group (PRIDE).