Do not judge me for this, but I probably spend something like $150 a month on Starbucks, mostly because I like my coffee like I like my men: laden with caramel and not coffee. What can I say? I’m a sucker for anything that has an inch-thick netting of caramel all up in that bitch. Also, the Starbucks in the Village usually takes pretty good care of me when it comes to enabling my caramel addiction.
Anyway, I can rest easier knowing that my $5-a-day habit is at least going to a company that supports gay marriage, as shown in a recent press release from VP Karen Holmes:
Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples. Starbucks strives to create a company culture that puts our partners first, and our company has a lengthy history of leading and supporting policies that promote equality and inclusion.
This important legislation is aligned with Starbucks business practices and upholds our belief in the equal treatment of partners. It is core to who we are and what we value as a company. We are proud of our Pride Alliance Partner Network group, which is one of the largest Employer Resource Groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees in the U.S., helping to raise awareness about issues in the communities where we live and work.
Oh, and did I mention that Starbucks recently announced that they’re going to start selling beer and wine in their shops? So not only is Starbucks gay-friendly, but I can finally have the baristas pour vodka into my Java Chip Frappuccino, instead of having to carry around a flask and pour it in myself. White person problem: solved.