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Friday, October 24, 2008

Big Business Says No on Prop 8

It is unusual for multinational companies to take a public, political stance against anything.

Fortunately, Apple and Google each have voiced their concerns.  The former went so far as to donate $100,000 to the No on Prop 8 Campaign. Google on the other, states "While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality. We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8 -- we should not eliminate anyone's fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love." 

Personally, I believe the Prop 8 initiative is fundamentally misguided and a harsh reminder of institutionalized segregation in the initial 200+ years since the creation of this nation.  Taking away equal opportunity and equalized judgment under the law would further segment the incredibly diverse population.  Though the very progressive cities of California are against Prop 8, there is still a wide, conservative array of suburban/rural areas in Cali.  Drive down any suburban neighborhood and you are bound to see those 'enlightening' "Yes on Prop 8" signs.  

Whatever your decision, please keep in mind the struggle behind equalizing populations of color, sexual orientation, gender, and religion.  Though this nation is not entirely unified, the amount of energy and time dedicated to preserving one's own civil liberties is more significant than any spontaneous initiative. 



warrenismad said...

When people like me said we will cut up our cards and avoid American vehicle purchases-we meant it-ASK COORS-we have double incomes-our houses are likely paid for and we are BRAND LOYAL-wall st once described the Gay community as a 'dream market' because we are so targetable....it's a double edged sword-we can target back-yeday I told the Saturn of Elk Grove you are in or out-they wanna be germans who never see concentration camps-so our next car is a Subaru.....I predict a slowdown of biblical proportions if we don't get our way.

Warren Sanford
No on H8