I thought it was important that we show the American people that this is not a conservative or liberal value or a gay value or a non-gay value. This is an American value.
On June 25, 2012, the firm hosted attorney Theodore Olson for a discussion with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein on the legal case over marriage equality. Olson is lead co-counsel for plaintiffs challenging Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Over 850 Goldman Sachs people attended the event, including hundreds who participated via phone and video conference.
Goldman Sachs Thought Leadership Forum: Goldman Sachs regularly invites leading thinkers from a broad range of backgrounds to share their views and expertise with our people. This internal program, called the “Thought Leadership Forum”, offers Goldman Sachs people an opportunity to learn more about some of the major issues that are shaping the world today.