For those who aren’t aware Proposition 8 is “an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot titled Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.” And on November 4, while Americans are electing a clean douche bag to replace the dirty douche bag, Californians will be voting on a couple other measures, too.
Now the only reason I, as non-californian, not to mention a non-American, is even aware of such a pathetic “initiative” is Proposition 2. Something that has made it’s rounds on websites I frequent…
“The proposition would add a chapter to Division 20 of theÂ California Health and Safety CodeÂ to prohibit the confinement of certain farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs.”
Which may seem like a decent idea, but really it’s not.Â Gary Francione, as always, explains why it’s a bad idea, in a piece he wrote and was posted on About.com. Simply titled “A Losing Proposition.”
Moderately beside my point here. I’m writing now to highlight something I just came across. Today, I believe, Apple Computer “came out” against Proposition 8;Â
“Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to theÂ No on 8Â campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employeesâ€™ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a personâ€™s fundamental rights â€” including the right to marry â€” 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.”
An odd, but an extremely welcomed, move by a corporation. Apparently Google is in opposition to the measure, as well. Huh…