Apple donates $100,000 to save gay marriage
Steve Jobs and co. publicly oppose Proposition 8
Apple has made a donation of $100,000 to the ‘No on 8’ campaign which is fighting a constitutional amendment that could see gay marriage banned in California.
Same sex marriage was legalised in the state this year, but Proposition 8 could see the new law overturned.
In a statement on their website, Apple said:
“Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.”
Time for a boycott. Throw out those iPods, iMacs, iBooks and iPhones!!!