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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Apple says No to Prop. 8

This is a serious post... deal with it.

The Technology Chronicles : Apple donates $100,000 to fight Prop. 8

In a controversial move, Apple has announced that it is publicly opposing California Proposition 8. Prop 8 is a movement to overturn the Californian Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Prop 8 seeks to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Apple has donated 100,000 USD to group to prevent the passing of this proposition, stating that "Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8."

I found this particularly amusing since the "Yes on 8" groups has been blatantly targeting businesses that give money to gay-rights groups urging them to "Make a donation of a like amount to which will help us correct this error". (SD Union Tribune) Businesses that do not will be listed publicly. I don't see who would fall for this extortion. They made their donation for a reason. To add more insanity to this fight... the biggest donors for Prop 8 are NOT Californians. The law of California does NOT effect them. (As a note, Apple is based in California.)

Another reason to be happy with my shiny new MBP.

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