This episode I talk about the negative impact created by companies that supports Gay Rights, or any other social issue. I want to make it clear that I don’t care either way if someone is gay or straight. My issue is with companies, whether small or large, that take a stand on social issues. Companies like Facebook, Google, Nike (just to name a few) have voiced their support for Gay Rights. It gets tricky when a company acts like an individual instead of just focusing on the product or service they provide.
For example, Google has thousands of employees and not all of them are gay or support gay rights. So when Google comes out in support of Gay Rights, that automatically creates a hostile work environment. Not only for those who are “anti-Gay Rights” but also for those who are “pro-Gay Rights” and for those who take a neutral stance. Employees on either side of the issue will have to watch what they say in order to not ignite controversy from the other side.
In the US, and any other democratic country, we have the privilege of “freedom of speech,” but that doesn’t mean we are free from the consequences of our free speech.