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April 13, 2012 / George

Duke Energy CEO opposes proposal to ban gay marriage

Nice! If I had a choice in energy companies, I’d quickly switch to Duke. Where are the other industry leaders on this? I think his point is quite correct.

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers came out strongly Friday against a proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.

“I believe that when you pass an amendment like that, you are sending a message to the world about what kind of community this is — not inclusive,” he told a crowd of nearly 400 at the Hood Hargett Breakfast at Carmel Country Club. “We don’t have equal standards for people with a different point of view.”

Rogers emphasized he was expressing a personal opinion, not a corporate one. But he did not dodge the question and he was emphatic.

“I’m old fashioned. I believe we’re all the children of God, and we shouldn’t have special rules for some and not for others,” he said.

“I will go a step further. If this amendment passes, we’re going to look back 20 years from now or 10 years from now, and we’re going to think about that amendment the same way we think about the Jim Crow laws that were passed in his state many, many years ago.”

via Duke Energy CEO opposes proposal to ban gay marriage – Charlotte Business Journal.

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