Starbucks CEO Tells Shareholders Against Marriage Equality to Sell Their Stocks

If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.

— Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, at the company’s annual meeting. Schultz was responding to a shareholder who suggested that a boycott by people against marriage equality, which Starbucks supports, was hurting the bottom line.

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