REI endorses marriage equality in Washington

REI logoBY TheSeattleLesbian.com

Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad, bipartisan statewide coalition working to defend the state’s marriage law, announced that REI, the outdoor retailer founded by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers in 1938, has endorsed support for marriage equality in a blog post by CEO and President Sally Jewell to REI’s 11,000 employees.

“REI is taking a position in support of marriage equality — an issue that is important to the co-op as an inclusive organization and a welcoming place to work and do business,” wrote Jewell, who went on to describe the importance of her own 34-year marriage through raising children, job changes and relocation, and the joys and challenging of aging parents.

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