I don’t know if this take-back really erases their lame cop-out. Here’s an interesting line from Ballmer’s email:

After looking at the question from all sides, I’€™ve concluded that diversity in the workplace is such an important issue for our business that it should be included in our legislative agenda.

If Microsoft is supposed to be such a leader in diversity, why did it have to be pressured to make it a priority in its legislative agenda?