Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Telstra's ethical outage

Telstra has removed support from same sex marriage!
As an award winner of the prestigious Telstra Business Womens Awards this decision disappoints me. The awards has always been about diversity, excellence and community regardless of ethnicity and sexual orientation. More importantly the awards is about celebrating a group that faces  discrimination in the work place. Yet here they are bowing to the Catholic Church and removing their support of a minority group - LGBTI. 
It seems religious organizations are influencing corporations, the church supposedly threatening to withdraw contracts from Telstra if they do not back away from their public support of same sex marriage. 
Given Telstra's competitors are strong supporters og LGBTI rights where would they go?
Have we gone backwards in time and someone forgot to tell me.

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