Wondering Which Companies Champion Gay Marriage? There’s an App for That.
by Kevin Mooney
Wondering where the companies you buy from stand on the gay marriage case before the Supreme Court?
Turns out there’s an app for that. It’s called 2nd Vote, and it is a free online app available on Google Play and Apple’s iTunes that allows consumers to have instantaneous access to a database that includes more than 400 companies.
It’s the brainchild of a nonprofit in Nashville that seeks to help consumers make more informed decisions about where they shop and to “follow the money” as it flows from their wallets and pocketbooks to certain political causes.
Users can look up companies individually to see where they stand on marriage or view which companies are interested in which issues.
Companies with a marriage score of three or higher have remained neutral or taken a conservative position on the issue. Companies with scores lower than three have advocated for same-sex marriage or funded groups that are pushing the same-sex marriage agenda.
“The 2nd Vote app provides an easy-to-use resource that allows conservatives to align their spending with their values,” says Jake DeVantier, outreach director for 2nd Vote. “The app allows members to sort by issue. By clicking on the marriage issue on the scorecard, the user can see where each corporation in 2nd Vote’s database stands on marriage.”
The 2nd Vote Marriage Values Page highlights the companies that have signed the amicus brief to the Supreme Court in defense of same-sex marriage and those that supported the Human Rights Campaign, which has lobbied to overturn state laws supporting traditional marriage. Many of the companies cited on the page, such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Bank of America and Microsoft, appear on both lists.
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