I’m a Mac user and I was delighted to learn that Apple has come out very publicly in support of Equal Marriage in California. They publicly posted this on their hot Apple news feeds on Oct. 24.
No on Prop 8
October 24, 2008
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.
They are throwing money and their creative brand behind the effort to keep gay marriage legal in that state. They’ve backed a series of ads based on their “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” televison and internet spots that are quite effective.