Apple opposes California’s Proposition 8

October 25, 2008

Apple has not only come out against Proposition 8–an amendment that proposes a California state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage–it has offered funding to defeat the initiative.   Here’s Apple’s press release:

No on Prop 8

October 24, 2008

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.

I urge a No vote on Proposition 8. Thank you, Apple, for seeing it the same way!! Democrat Dave

Vote “NO” on California’s Proposition 8

October 23, 2008

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court ruled that, under the equal protection cause of the constitution, that it was unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriages.  Proposition 8 attempts to introduce a California constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. 

I, along with the majority of California voters, reject the idea of banning same-sex marriages.  The constitutional amendment is being endorsed by religious groups who fear same-sex marriages undermine traditional marriages.  I urge a “NO” vote on Proposition 8. 

Democrat Dave