Yeah, I heard it too. It was kind of hard to miss with all of the conservative columns and bloggers erupting in outrage.
Here's how one outlet reported the story:
"At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriage over gay marriage: we don't want your business. After saying Starbucks wants to "embrace diversity of all kinds," he told a shareholder who supports traditional marriage that he should sell his shares and invest in some other company."
Pretty outrageous, right? The only problem is that the story is not true.
At the Starbucks annual meeting, a shareholder challenged CEO Howard Schultz over Starbucks open support for gay marriage, claiming that it hurt shareholder returns. Schultz responded:
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