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May 06, 2005

Microsoft Reverses Its Position on Anti-Discrimination Bill!

Just got internal email from SteveB, announcing that Microsoft will support future legislation that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. His email states, "I’ve concluded that diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda" (which is what I said).

The full email is up on Channel 9 if you want to read/discuss.

This is great stuff, and to the extent that we all criticized Steve Ballmer a few weeks ago, we should give him even more credit for doing the right thing here.

Posted by AdamBa at May 6, 2005 10:22 AM

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I honestly could not believe what I was reading. Thanks to everyone who made their voice heard over this. I love this company..

Posted by: happy at May 7, 2005 12:52 AM

I know, I started reading the email and thought Steve was just going to discuss the issue of having such debates in public...I was quite surprised when he went on to explain that Microsoft was changing its position.

- adam

Posted by: Adam Barr at May 7, 2005 01:50 PM