Columbia Sportswear to endorse gay marriage

Columbia Sportswear to endorse gay marriage

Columbia Sportswear and CEO Tim Boyle will support the proposed 2014 initiative to repeal the ban and legalize same sex marriage in Oregon.

Several privately-held companies have announced their support for the measure but Columbia, which posted $1.7 billion in revenues last year, is by far the biggest company to take a stand.

"It doesn't make any sense to exclude people from the constitutional rights they should have," Boyle says. "Frankly, this should have happened a long time ago."

Read more at Willamette Week.