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Apple Computer is publicly opposing Proposition 8 in California, which prohibits equal rights and benefits to employees with same-sex partners, by 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 their employees’ same sex partners, and they “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.”

“Good for Apple. They made computing easy for the masses and now they’re making it easier for same-sex partners to get equal rights and benefits.”

by David Smith The Republik

Photo Credit: © Apple Inc.


4 Comments so far. Comments are closed.
  1. Megan,

    I think this is awesome – but I wonder if any others will jump on the bandwagon? I don’t know if it will be a good trend or not if computing companies begin to get involved in civil rights issues. Sort of like celebrities getting involved with politics…the first ones might be strong in their convictions, but won’t more just join along to somehow profit?

  2. Author admin,

    I agree with you. However it is nice when an influential company, such as Apple, steps in to speak about important topics in our society instead of just taking a back seat. To me, this shows the depth at which that company is focused. Sure, once other companies see that Apple is on board, they might jump on too, but isn’t that a good thing? It always takes a brave soul, or company in this case, to start a movement.

  3. John,

    A great decision for Apple. Not a terribly hard one seeing how they sell computers to designers and young hipsters (myself included). Still it’s to be applauded.

    It would be sad though to see the gay and lesbian community give up on a legal solution to what is fundamentally a civil rights issue. I hope they press on.

  4. Author admin,

    Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment of the day. Bravo, Keith, bravo.

    Worth a watch.