Proctor & Gamble Announces Public Support For Same-Sex Marriage

Corporate giant Procter & Gamble has publicly announced it’s support for same-sex marriage.

The Cincinnati-based consumer products giant says it embraced gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees for more than 20 years. Now, the company says same-sex marriage has become an important enough issue to its workers that it is taking a public stand.

P&G executives say they want to attract top talent from all backgrounds and part of that strategy is providing a welcoming work environment.

“We have always supported our employees and fostered a culture of inclusion and respect – this includes the right to marry whomever they choose and to have that union legally recognized,” said Deborah P. Majoras, P&G’s chief legal officer and executive sponsor to GABLE – the company’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-allied employee group.

P & G has sponsored the Cincinnati Pride Parade since 2011, provided domestic partnership benefits since 2001 and included anti-discrimination language protecting gays since 1992.