To advertise the latest additions to the chain’s Wedding Suites, Nordstrom’s “official dance squad (a.k.a. our own employees with some serious moves),” according to its blog, raised the roof to “And We Danced” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. And there are same-sex couples and non-same-sex couples!
Blake, Peter, and Erik Nordstrom introduced life-partner benefits to employees in 1998 and wrote in a statement last year: “We feel the next step in this journey is to now support freedom to marry, also called marriage equality … We gave this thoughtful consideration and felt the time was right to come out in support of this civil rights issue. It is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as all other employees. We also believe supporting freedom to marry will help us create a more attractive and inclusive workplace for our current and prospective employees. Again — this decision is consistent with our long-time philosophy of inclusivity and equality for our customers and employees.”