My perspective on this latest hot topic is that I think companies should act only in interest of itself, the Microsoft shareholders in this case, and not anyone else, including its employees. So I think the discussion should have been about whether leaders of Microsoft made the right decision in the interest of its shareholders.
I think Microsoft's initial support of the bill was not wise. It's subsequent decision to retract support was even worse. Net result is that, instead of being a bystander, Microsoft is caught in the crossfire between smug conservatives, getting comfortable with their influence over companies like Microsoft, and liberals screaming of betrayal.
Simply stupid is what I think.