Now then, this is one hell of a great, thought out comment: Voice of Reason . It's well worth a read.
Also, it seems I just plain can't type clearly:
Your entire posting seems to assume that it would be extreme and implausible for a Microsoft employee to quit over this. That would only be true for straight people. This is a big deal for queer people.
No, I think it extremely plausible for folks to quit over this. Thanks for making that clearer than I could manage. If they do leave / quit Microsoft, I do hope they publicly explain what changes they'd expect to see in the Microsoft workplace environment to consider coming back.
Well, if we haven't hired everyone from India and China by then.