Microsoft donates $100,000 to support same-sex marriage.

Microsoft donates $100,000 to support same-sex marriage.

ref 71Last week, Microsoft Corp. donated $100,000 to Washington Families Standing Together, a gay-rights organization pushing the passage of Referendum 71 in the state of Washington. Referendum 71, if passed, would extend legal protections and rights to domestic partnerships equivalent to that of legally married couples, directly undermining marriage and opening the door for same-sex marriage.

This is just one in a long series of actions by the Microsoft Corporation to assert its advocacy of same-sex marriage and homosexual rights. A position that should make most look a little more carefully to Apple next time they are purchasing a computer.

The Microsoft donation  is a huge blow to the already struggling campaign to defend marriage and the family in Washington. According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, Washington Families Standing Together has raised nearly $780,000 with the addition of the Microsoft donation. Protect Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing the bill, has raised only $60,000 to date and beginning Oct. 13, donations from companies and individuals will capped at a $5,000 maximum.

If you can help support marriage and the family in Washington in this David and Goliath-like battle, we encourage you to visit Protect Marriage Washington and donate. And keep in touch with UFI. We will keep you updated as the campaign develops.

1 Comment
  • Tom Rogers
    Posted at 10:03h, 08 October

    Just to point out that Apple also donated the exact sum ($100,000) to the pro-gay ‘No to Prop 8’ campaign last year in California, when there was a referendum over the gay marriage issue there. Google and Levis Strauss, amongst others, also supported gay marriage with donations there. Therefore, if this is going to influence your purchasing decision, then Apple would not be the alternative you imply. It posted the following on its website on 24 October 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.’

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