Mr. Zuckerberg co-founder of Facebook has made major strides in the past few years, turning the world’s largest social network into a more open and inclusive place for the LGBT community. In 2010, Facebook made national headlines for compensating LGBT employees for the additional cost to same-sex couples that are not incurred by opposite sex couples.
In the state of New Jersey tens of thousands of couples cannot share their love and be recognized because marriage equality still has not been made a reality.
Currently, LGBT families across the state of New Jersey are second-class citizens denied the fundamental freedom to marry the person they love. Mr. Zuckerberg, who married in 2012, has been an avid supporter of LGBT equality in the workplace for his employees at Facebook but now it is time for him to show support for all LGBT families.
But, Mr. Zuckerberg should know that Gov. Christie is no friend to the LGBT community in New Jersey.
We ask that Mr. Zuckerberg support all LGBT families by affirming his support for marriage equality in the state of New Jersey and #UnfriendChristie.
- Chairman and CEO, Facebook
Sheryl K. Sanberg, COO, Facebook
David A. Ebersman, CFO, Facebook
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I'm urging Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook to take a stand and speak out in support of marriage equality and reaffirm his position as a supporter of LGBT equality for all persons including those in the state of New Jersey.
You expect that Mark Zuckerberg will make sure that any candidate he supports, supports civil rights for all Americans. Governor Christie vetoed marriage equality last year making LGBT families in New Jersey second-class citizens by denying them the fundamental freedom to marry the person they love.
Mr. Zuckerberg please take a stand for equality today and support LGBT families and help make it better now.
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