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