Apple donates $100,000 to save gay marriage

Steve Jobs and co. publicly oppose Proposition 8

Apple has made a donation of $100,000 to the ‘No on 8’ campaign which is fighting a constitutional amendment that could see gay marriage banned in California.

Same sex marriage was legalised in the state this year, but Proposition 8 could see the new law overturned.

In a statement on their website, Apple said:

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.”

As previously reported, Fall Out Boy recently donated $50,000 to No on 8, and Pete Wentz blogged: “There are a lot of causes out there — a lot of ‘good’ fights to be fought. I think proposition 8 is pretty lame — as many others do too. It’s fucking lame.”

–By our New York staff.

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