Saturday, October 25, 2008

Apple Opposes Prop 8

The rainbow logo was apparently more prescient than we all thought:

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 own a PC, I'm not gay and I'm not even sure if I'll ever get married but I still agree with every sentiment expressed above; it's going to take the support of more open-minded, progressive companies like this one to counter the massive influx of cash that's been pumped into this state by the Utah-based Mormon church. And just to stick with the dual theme, here's a great marriage equality ad:

Maybe it's just because I'm a politics junkie but the California constitution does look pretty good; is it admitting too much to say that justice turns me on too? You can read my previous takes on the right's movement to deny gay people the right to marry here and here.


Anonymous said...

Wait? What? The group that believes (though they're admittedly discouraging and distancing these days) in polygamy is against gays unionizing?

JBW said...

Andrew Sullivan breaks it down. Hardly reflective of the will of the people of California, no?

Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to 'em, but if they win over any supporters because of THIS then they might be winning the wrong people. The reason they're not openly embraced by Christians or Catholics is because they don't believe the same message.

Frankly, I'd like to think the Mormons (generally) know this and that this Karger guy is just throwing crap out there to stir things up for some reason that I don't know.

Jeremy said...

What up ONE L? Being a pretty liberal guy who was raised Mormon, I just have to say that they are not trying to have the world view their church as more credible but actually they are just so sure that they are right that they don't care how people view their faith. Seriously!
It's like trying to talk to James when he already has convinced himself that his has the only true perspective. (just joshing jdub... but not)lol
The New thought that is going around the the Mormon pulpit on Sundays is that all churches should put at least 5 lawyers on retainer if 8 fails. You know why?????
The masses have been told that gays like to sue and there is nothing more than they want other than to be married in a Mormon Temple. Fuck i wasn't allowed to see any of my siblings get married because I never was worthy enough by their standards. (have to have up to date VIP pass signed from the Prophet and stamped by Jesus himself to be allowed in) Which I totally believe any religion has that right. but...
I just don't see any gay or lesbian couple that would want to be a part of that religion. From my understanding they want equality on legal issues such as custody, adoption and taxes, not what religion actually performs the ceremony.
This thought process came up when the Catholic church ran adoption agencies for the public and they discriminated on sexual orientation, other than income or criminal record. I might be inclined to sue for that, Not because a Priest,Rabi, or whoever wont marry me. That's just how i see's it.

Jeremy said...

but yes one L, From polygamy to percecution quite quickly right?