Apple has used $100,000 of it’s $25 million banked money to donate to the “No to 8″ campaign. “No to 8″ aims to raise awareness and convince voters in California to vote no on Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in that state.
In a post in Apple’s Hot News feed, Apple says that it “… 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.”
This is one of a few rare times when Apple has used its website to showcase something other than products and Apple news. The most recent example was last October, when Apple’s front page was dedicated to Al Gore’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
I, for one, think it is great that Apple has done this, and only wish that it would be even more public than a “Hot News” item. What do you think? Is it not their place? Comment below.
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