Archive for October, 2008
This just went up to Apple’s Website today… I couldn’t be more thrilled and proud right now
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.
So it seems the yes on 8 folks have taken to blanketing neighborhoods with their signs.. My mother woke up this morning to find every yard in her Sacramento suburb neighborhood with a Yes on 8… *sigh*. Needless to say she was disgusted. I guess the next interesting test in her neighborhood will be how many people pull down the signs (and burn them).
It really amazes me the ends people will go to see to it that I’m denied basic rights. I just hope that the No on 8 folks are acting with respect even when dealing with the other side cuz in my book the ends don’t justify the means. We gotta treat everyone with respect even when we disagree – after all, isn’t this what its all about?
Oh… and I can’t ask enough… Please donate.. And even if you can’t afford a dime – please pass the word along and talk to your friends, family, and neighbors. Tell them what the issue means to you. Tell them about people you know who will be effected. Even if you can’t convince them to vote no – even convincing them to not vote yes would be better. Seriously.
ok… i’ll stop…
I’m a bit of a map geek and I found this one kind of interesting… Not only can you look at where the current election is fleshing out to look like from a variety of different polls but you can also look back at old presidential races… What I found most interesting is how many landslide elections there were in our recent history. You can really see the point in time at which point our country became as polarized as it is today…
Anyway.. I found it interesting…