[link|http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2005/commentary05091403.htm|Motley Fool]:
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer was cited for "bowing to pressure from a minister" and backing off on support for gay-rights legislation, and then later flip-flopping again on the topic. In a CNET interview, Ballmer explained, "I decided that anti-discrimination in the workplace was mission-critical. ... We do not discriminate, but our employees have partners and significant others. We need to make sure they can find work. ... Our employees ... of all races and all sexual orientation ... need access to housing, financial services, banking services, so I decided to take a position, and we'll be firm on it." I'm glad he decided that discrimination is a very bad thing, but I would hope that a true leader might just know that instead of deciding it.