As reported by Scoble, Microsoft is again in favor of the bill that bans discrimination against gay people in housing employment. (though it’s too late for the Washington legislative session this year).
The reversal was prompted by widespread complaints by Microsoft employees and media coverage, after the story was broken by The Stranger, an alternative newspaper in Seattle, and John Aravosis of AmericaBlog. So much for the lobbyists’s boast that nobody would notice.
In a memo posted on Channel 9, Microsoft’s online forum, CEO Steve Ballmer explained why Microsoft is taking a position on a public policy question: