Ed Team

GLAAD Statement on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Statement

Filed By Ed Team | June 04, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: AT&T, GLAAD, online advocacy, T-Mobile, Tennessee

"Groups as diverse as the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers, LULAC, the National Council for Negro Women and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce have spoken out in support of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. GLAAD signed on to this letter with the understanding that this merger will increase functionality and speed, thus growing engagement and improving the effectiveness of the online advocacy work that is advancing our movement. GLAAD also stands behind the AFL-CIO and Pride at Work in believing that this merger will increase access to domestic partner benefits, family/medical/bereavement leave, and survivorship benefits for thousands of LGBT employees."

-- From a GLAAD press release put out after the group was severely criticized for endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile merger after AT&T backed a Tennessee bill that rescinded any LGBT rights in the state.

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