Apple Publicly Opposes California Proposition 8 (Ban on Same Sex Marriage)
Apple has publicly posted in their HotNews feed that they are opposing a proposal (Proposition 8) that seeks to eliminate the right to same-sex marriage in the state of California. Apple has also donated $100,000 to the "No to 8" campaign:
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 persons 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.
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