Protesters Target General Mills For Its Gay Marriage Support

Angered by General Mills decision to come out against a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, Minnesota for Marriage urged people to “dump” the Golden Valley company’s products. Actually, supporters of the amendment took donations of Cheerios, Betty Crocker cake mixes, Progresso soups and other goods that they then plan to donate to a nearby food shelf.

Supporters were careful to avoid the use of the word boycott-many saying that they wish the company had remained neutral on such a sensitive issue.

“General Mills cares more about profits than it does about kids. They should stay out of the amendment business, and stick to the cereal business,” said one supporter.

Chuck Darrell, campaign director for Minnesota for Marriage says he’s disappointed that General Mills spends billions on marketing to families only to turn around and support a cause that is so destructive to families.

Minnesota for Marriage claims that kids do better with a biological mom and a biological dad-an assertion supported by a recent study published by the University of Texas, whose results have been called, “flawed” and inconsistent by many in the scientific community. In fact, according to Live Science, same-sex couple may be betters parents. Researchers suggest they are more committed and engaged.

Supporters will be at General Mill’s headquarters through Friday accepting donations from disgruntled Cinnamon Toast Crunch eaters. They will be donating products to a food shelf.

Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera, originally from San Luis Obispo, Calif.,  studied media and Spanish at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., where she earned her bachelor s. Since moving to the Twin Cities, she has been a news producer for KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio, communications coordinator for Twin Cities Public Television's arts series MN Original, and producer for the Association of Minnesota Public and Educational Radios Stations for the series MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds.

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