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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Several points
by spiderman on Sun 26th Oct 2008 09:54 UTC
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2008-10-23

The first point of this is the involvement of corporations in societal problems. Whether you like it or net, it happens all the time. It's their marketing department that told them that supporting such a view will benefit their stock holders. Indeed, this is true. In this day and time, it is good for your brand and for your image to support gay marriage. Half a century ago, you could make a young and good image for your corporation by employing women and black men in your business. Your business instantly looked cool. Now that we have matured a bit, employing women and black people is normal. Not doing so would make your brand be boycotted. Today, supporting gay marriage makes your brand look cool. Teen years from now, it will be mandatory to support that view as it is mandatory today not to support sweatshops and slavery.

Now the second point is about the gay marriage itself. This is a strange thing if you ask me. Marriage is a Christian thing. The Muslims support multiple marriage (with several women). I don't know how the jews view it, but in California, I believe they do it the Christian way. Over the last century, we have been gradually moving away from state religion to secularity. Than gayness is not a Christian thing at all. I believe the church doesn't support it at all. So we are mixing a Christian thing with something that isn't. So why do the gays want to do Christian things? In my opinion, this is because society is still very Christian, whether people realize it or not. Marriage is part of Californian current culture. It will fade away with time, but in this transitional period, we will mix secular things with religious thing until we get rid of religion all together (maybe in 1000 years).

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