How Microsoft Changed Its Mind

The software giant decided to take an active role in anti-discrimination. These internal e-mails and petitions tell the story of why

Here are five documents that track the evolution of Microsoft's stance on a piece of antidiscrimination legislation in Washington state.

After a Seattle alternative newspaper broke the news that Microsoft (MSFT ) was withdrawing its support for the bill, CEO Steven Ballmer explained the decision to employees in this e-mail, dated Apr. 22.

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