The "Dump Starbucks" Movement

If you can call it a "movement"...

As of this posting, 18,975 people have signed a petition that says:
To the CEO and Board of Directors of Starbucks:

I am deeply offended by your corporate position to support same-sex marriage and your decision to wage a culture war against the moral views of half your US customers and the vast majority of your international consumers. Starbucks is using its resources to invalidate traditional marriage in the US and redefine the institution of marriage despite the strongly held views of so many of its customers, including me. Therefore, I will no longer purchase anything from Starbucks until you change your corporate values to be more reflective of my own.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this "Dump Starbucks" thing is a project of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Although, I must admit that I find it extremely interesting that their name does not appear anywhere on the petition site (that I can find).

BUT, for those of you who (like me) think that it is fantastic that an international corporation like Starbucks supports marriage equality -- and offers same-sex couples the same benefits as their heterosexual coworkers -- there is a virtual thank-you card at As of this posting, nearly 235,000 people have signed the 'card' in support of Starbucks' policy.