Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Oct 2008 19:26 UTC, submitted by SK8T
In the News In a rather unusual move, both Google and Apple have publicly backed the fight against "Proposition 8", both by words as well as by donation. Proposition 8 is an initiative measure in the state of California that would ban same-sex marriages in California by amending the Constitution of the state to include that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California". Both companies gave out their reasoning for supporting the fight against 'Prop 8'.
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There are other issues as well.
by alban on Sat 25th Oct 2008 22:34 UTC
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Companies are really collections of people; and entitled to a moral stance.
It is now conventional wisdom in the west that sexual orientation should not be discriminated against. It is sad to see that as in the case of other civil rights campaigns - people only really care about their own equality at home and care nothing for universal human rights around the globe. It might be better to get the death penalty, forced labour or other imprisonment repealed around the world before worrying if californians or the British can get married in a church or not.

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