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Jane Lynch Joins Amway Boycott

By Charlotte Robinson, October 12, 2012
We got this story in from Fred Karger’s group Rights Equal Rights that Glee star Jane Lynch has signed on to the global boycott of Amway Corporation in response to company president Doug DeVos' personal donation of $500,000 to a conservative group that has worked to ban gay marriage. “Lynch grabbed the pen out of my hand & signed away,” said Fred Karger, explaining the actress’ response when he asked for her support of the boycott he started in early August. The boycott extends to parent company Alticor & all other DeVos family businesses including the Orlando Magic basketball team. Karger said he met Lynch when she spoke at a recent event to raise money to fight efforts by the National Organization of Marriage to reverse bills that allow gay marriage in Washington, Maine, Maryland & preventing a constitution amendment against marriage equality in Minnesota. Lynch is married to Lara Embry, a clinical psychologist & the couple have two children. " An Amway spokeswoman said, "As private citizens the DeVos family supports causes & organizations that advocate for policies aligned to their personal beliefs." The company declined to say whether it has felt any impact from the boycott. Amway has responded by saying DeVos has a right to do what he wants to with his personal money.  
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