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General Motors’ Gay-Friendly Move Causes Some Chafing


A rainbow-colored piece of cloth flapping atop a Fort Wayne, Ind. truck factory is drawing attention to General Motors Co. A GM plant there raised the flag on Sunday in honor of gay pride month. The plant’s manager rolled out the banner at the request of an employee group representing gay workers, the company said.

In Fort Wayne, not everyone is thrilled with the display. Some employees have complained. A columnist for the local newspaper, The News Sentinel, criticized GM’s decision in a column headlined: “Is GM ‘Gay Motors’ now?”

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2 comments on “General Motors’ Gay-Friendly Move Causes Some Chafing

  1. andykidd
    June 27, 2012

    Reblogged this on Andykidd's Blog and commented:
    Good to see Corporations embracing diversity, accepting the consequences and leading by example. CSR in action! Nice work Organizational Communication in the News.

    • Rahul
      June 27, 2012

      Thanks, Andy 🙂 Rahul

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