Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA will support Washington's Referendum 74, the company announced Monday.
The referendum, which would affirm the legislatively backed law that legalizes same-sex marriage, .
The company will contribute $25,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the group campaigning to pass the referendum, according to company officials.
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Other local companies and executives also have announced support for the law and have donated to Washington United for Marriage, including . Microsoft also affirmed its support of the same sex marriage law in January, before it was approved by the legislature.
“T-Mobile has a long-standing focus on creating an inclusive workplace environment for our employees,” said Jim Alling, T-Mobile's interim chief executive officer and chief operating officer said in a prepared statement. “Our support of this issue is a reflection of our culture, how we do business, and our belief in the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.”
T-Mobile's news release also included prepared statements by Washington United for Marriage.
“We are very excited that T-Mobile has decided to take this important step in endorsing our effort to approve Referendum 74,” said WUM Campaign Manager Zach Silk. “As one of the top employers in the Puget Sound area, T-Mobile’s support demonstrates a commitment to employees, customers, and communities in Washington state.”
T-Mobile USA's corporate headquarters are in the Eastgate area of Bellevue. More than 4,800 T-Mobile employees live and work in Washington, according to the company.