Apple donates $100,000 for No on Prop 8 in California

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    Oct 26, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    This is on the front page of their website. I think this is awesome especially in lieu of conservative groups sending letters threatening to publicly display companies that oppose Prop 8. I guess if anything that means more free advertising for Apple.

    Taken from apple.com front page today:

    "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."
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    Oct 26, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    Good for them. A progressive company that also realizes that much of its' customer base (younger demographic) is a lot less bothered by same-sex couples marrying then earlier generations. So not only is it on the right side of the human rights argument, but also is making a smart business move.
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    Oct 27, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    yay icon_biggrin.gif

    they need all the money they can get
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    Oct 27, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    Yeah, but strangely, they dumped the "Rainbow Apple" in favor of the boring "Plain White Apple." I've still got a few of the rainbow insignia around.
  • glenn77

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:15 AM GMT
    This is great news! I must tell all my fellow graphic designers! Thanks for sharing! icon_biggrin.gif
  • JewcyDude

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:31 AM GMT
    In somewhat of a coincidence/impulsive buy i bought my first mac (macbook!) the day after this news came out. glad to support a company that supports our community!

    now ive got an apple collection! ipod, iphone, now macbook! icon_biggrin.gif

    VOTE NO ON PROP 8!!!!

    DONATE AT http://www.noonprop8.com/
  • scothman

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    Oct 27, 2008 8:01 AM GMT
    As much as I dislike apple products, I thank them and applaud their efforts.
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:53 AM GMT
    scothman saidAs much as I dislike apple products, I thank them and applaud their efforts.


    Dislike Apple products? Whyfor?
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    Oct 27, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    that is really awesome, now they just need to get themselves off the worst environmental offenders list.

    Well, greenpeace is the one that placed them on it and greenpeace is a crazy terrorist organization.

    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2187119/greenpeace-praises-lenovo-slams