UK: Why Thomson Reuters supports the UK Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill
Members of the UK Parliament have recently debated the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. On 5th February 2013 a significant majority vote in the House of Commons moved the Bill to the Committee stage of its legislative journey. It is anticipated that the Bill will become law in a few months’ time.
Thomson Reuters applauds the latest passage of the Bill and encourages its completion through the legislative process. By voicing our endorsement of the UK’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, we continue to demonstrate our active support for equal opportunities for all our staff and all government legislation that promotes equality.
Many leading companies – many of whom are our global clients – take active positions in supporting marriage equality. We are pleased to join them. Supporting this legislation is consistent with our diversity and inclusion policies and agenda, and positions us well in the eyes of our people – current and prospective – as well as the LGBT community.
Our support of the UK Marriage Bill is the latest example of our commitment to marriage equality. In the U.S., our participation in the U.S. Business Coalition for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Repeal put into action our company’s stance on diversity, equality and fairness. This recent partnership deepened our commitment in the U.S., which began with our public stance on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment in 2012.