Starbucks has found itself the victim of a boycott campaign led by the National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), America’s most vocal opponent of same-sex marriage.
NOM launched its boycott after Starbucks publicly supported a gay marriage bill passed by the Washington state Legislature earlier this year.
After launching its Dump Starbucks protest on Wednesday, a counter protest thanking Starbucks was launched by the group SumOfUs.org.
However NOM’s boycott hasn’t gone according to plan with so many more people thanking Starbucks for supporting same-sex marriage.
As of Saturday evening, supporters were outpacing opponents 8 to 1, with more than 141,200 people signing a thank you card and just under 17,500 pledging to avoid Starbucks shops and its retail products.
I want to encourage you to go to sumofus.org and thank Starbucks for their support of same-sex marriage, and if you feel like a caffeine hit, go buy yourself a coffee!