Qantas CEO Joyce Defends Speaking Up for Same-Sex Marriage

Alan Joyce, the chief executive officer of Qantas Airways Ltd., defended his support for marriage equality in Australia, rejecting criticism from a government minister who said CEOs shouldn’t use their position to campaign on social issues.

“There is an economic argument for marriage equality, backed by research,” Joyce said in an opinion piece published on the carrier’s website on Tuesday. “In short, more open societies attract better talent.”

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