Do you or anyone in your family eat Cheerios, Wheaties, Trix, Chex, Fiber One, Kix, Lucky Charms or any other General Mills cereal? Do you enjoy a nice bowl of HӓagenDas ice cream with a Nature Valley granola bar, perhaps after a crispy Totino’s Pizza? On a cold winter’s day, you like to sit up to a nice hot bowl of Progresso Soup? If you are one of the many who enjoy your veggies, are you a fan of Green Giant vegetables? Do you use Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper or Old El Paso? If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, you may want to think twice before you make your next purchase.
On the ballot in November, Minnesota residents will be voting on a constitutional amendment which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The amendment is designed to protect traditional marriage.
In response to the amendment drive, General Mills CEO Ken Powell recently spoke at a gay pride event where he told the crowd that the cereal giant opposes the amendment and efforts to protect traditional marriage. The General Mills corporate headquarters is located in Minneapolis.
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage commented on the amendment, saying,
“Marriage as the union of one man and one woman is profoundly in the common good, and it is especially important for children. General Mills makes billions marketing cereal to parents of young children. It has now effectively declared a war on marriage with its own customers when it tells the country that it is opposed to preserving traditional marriage, which is what the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment does.”….
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