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  • Report: Apple Ramping Up Support for Same-Sex Marriage


    According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple will be among the corporate giants to step up and show the U.S. Supreme Court its intensified support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.

    Apple, reports Bloomberg on Tuesday, will argue that bans in 41 states negatively impact workplace morale and undermine recruiting.

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to begin deliberation on California's passage of Proposition 8, a 2008 initiative that banned gay marriage in the state. Apple previously donated $100,000 to fight Prop 8 in October of 2008.
    Going to bat with Apple will be dozens of well-known companies, including Abercrombie & Fitch, EBay, Marsh & McLennan, NCR Corp., Nike, Oracle Corp., Office Depot, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sun Life Financial, Xerox Corp. and Zynga.

    “No matter how welcoming the corporate culture, it cannot overcome the societal stigma institutionalized by Proposition 8 and similar laws,” the companies will argue, according to a copy of the brief provided by the law firm representing the group.

    The high court will being hearings for two separate cases (both pertinent to same-sex marriage) starting March 26th and 27th.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: Apple Ramping Up Support for Same-Sex Marriage started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 80 Comments
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
      Me and my wife normally have same sex...although sometimes I do go solo in the shower.
      Hahah!!!!!!
    1. Junnito's Avatar
      Junnito -
      I guess no more apple for my home, to sad tho, i own everything at home apple from iPhone to pc, i guess windows will be taking my second choice,
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Quote Originally Posted by Villebilly View Post
      Can anyone name a civilization that has flourished while condoning supporting homosexuality? Family is the most important building block in society.
      Rome?
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Most people are against *** marriage including me, so I don't know what apple is thinking. Government takes away our guns now this? this country is a joke. Obama needs to go ASAP.

      Note: and what does it tell you when this website has to block the word g.a.y.?
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      most people are against *** marriage including me, so i don't know what apple is thinking. Government takes away our guns now this? This country is a joke. Obama needs to go asap.

      Note: And what does it tell you when this website has to block the word g.a.y.?
      agree bro!!!!!
    1. LtNachos's Avatar
      LtNachos -
      first they let women vote now they want let same sex marriage and don't even get me started about how they freed our slaves dammit what's wrong with this country"

      - Half the people who have replied to this topic
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Originally Posted by exNavy (deleted post?)
      "I don't agree with Apple and I hope the fail in all their efforts. Call it what you want but it isn't a marriage. Call it a domestic partnership. Marriage produces offspring which is a building block of a society."

      Top ten reasons why *** marriage should be illegal /s

      Against *** Marriage? Maybe This Will Change Your Mind

      If you don't want to hear about *** marriage in the news year after year, let's pass it already. It's going to happen, no stopping it. I can't wait until this is finally added to history's dustbin of ridiculousness. Your religious believes have no place dictating who someone is allowed to love as their life partner. If you're with a life partner you are married. (sorry about it, is what it is) Some guys like guys get over it.
    1. ToddD81's Avatar
      ToddD81 -
      This almost made me want to throw my iphone against the wall.
      Can they not just leave stuff like this out of their worries??
    1. kosher1's Avatar
      kosher1 -
      It's a physiological sickness.
    1. Villebilly's Avatar
      Villebilly -
      If we are changing the definition of marriage then why limit to just one spouse? Isn't that oppressive to folks (like Charlie Sheen and John Smith) who want more than one spouse?
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Most people are against *** marriage including me, so I don't know what apple is thinking. Government takes away our guns now this? this country is a joke. Obama needs to go ASAP.

      Note: and what does it tell you when this website has to block the word g.a.y.?
      I agree with your post 100% and just like to add my 2cents my wife and i also have same sex her face down and AZZ up every time.

      Was maybe the great Steve Jobs a PEE PEE puffer !
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      MMI should prolly delete this thread completely...

      No good can come from this topic
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      My personal opinion on the matter is to let g@y people have their rights. It's not hurting anyone by letting them have benefits or declared legally married. We have enough judging in this world already, this shouldn't be a part of that. With the divorce rate being as high as it is, people should have the right to marry whoever they want if that's what makes them happy. But I also think that MMi should not have put this article up, it has nothing to do with technology or modding. I basically see it as an excuse for people to hate on each other which is stupid!
    1. JustBrenden's Avatar
      JustBrenden -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Most people are against *** marriage including me, so I don't know what apple is thinking. Government takes away our guns now this? this country is a joke. Obama needs to go ASAP.

      Note: and what does it tell you when this website has to block the word g.a.y.?
      Please tell me how it affects your life? You're beyond ignorant.
    1. nienque's Avatar
      nienque -
      Quote Originally Posted by Villebilly View Post
      Can anyone name a civilization that has flourished while condoning supporting homosexuality? Family is the most important building block in society.
      Greeks famously had no issue with male/male sex (though they did not call it 'homosexuality', which is a very modern term) and neither did the Romans. I don't think I need to list all the things that they have contributed to our modern society (hint: pretty much all of the good stuff... the rest we got from Christianity :P).
    1. Villebilly's Avatar
      Villebilly -
      Actually a free Roman would not have sex with another free man. Some Roman men did have sex with their slave boys (and by boys I mean usually they were of youth age). And even then the free Roman man would never be the "receiving end" because that was not considered masculine.
      Basically if you were free you could do have your way with any slave. Seems messed up to me.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      A comment re: censoring out "gay" - we'd done that years ago when a couple members had been using it negatively. Had completely forgotten! A better solution would have been to have simply banned said members (I think that happened later anyway).

      I removed the censor option for the word gay, as we have no issue at all with gays!
    1. nienque's Avatar
      nienque -
      Quote Originally Posted by Villebilly View Post
      Actually a free Roman would not have sex with another free man. Some Roman men did have sex with their slave boys (and by boys I mean usually they were of youth age). And even then the free Roman man would never be the "receiving end" because that was not considered masculine.
      Basically if you were free you could do have your way with any slave. Seems messed up to me.
      Yeah, there were definitely issues of agency and integrity of the body as far as penetration was concerned. However, male/male sex in itself was not frowned upon just because it was male/male instead of male/female. The aspect that was frowned upon (i.e. being on the receiving end) was frowned upon due to status issues. So I'd still say that they did not have issues with what we consider to be 'homosexuality' (especially since anal sex isn't at all the norm, contrary to what 'popular wisdom' would have you believe). Or at the very least, they did not have the same issues with homosexuality that Christianity has with it.

      Though I fail to see, in general, why it should really matter what other people do. So what if there are gay people getting married. It doesn't change how good or bad your own marriage is. Live and let live
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by nienque View Post
      Greeks famously had no issue with male/male sex (though they did not call it 'homosexuality', which is a very modern term) and neither did the Romans. I don't think I need to list all the things that they have contributed to our modern society (hint: pretty much all of the good stuff... the rest we got from Christianity :P).
      Now, hold up! Why are you bringing Christianity into this?!?!
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      homosexuality is an abomination this isnt what i said its what the bible says and it also says let no man take from this book or add to it which means either u believe in all of it or none of it let jesus come into your heart be saved repent for he comes as a thief in the night and behold he stands at the door and knocks and any man that listens and accepts him he will come in and sup with him and them with him jesus loves all of us he died for you and me on the cross please dont reject him its not too late forget the televangelists and man forget the vatican just pick up a bible read Gods word and search your heart u are not alone we are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God God does not hate the sinner he hates the sin sometimes the right thing to do is hard but u can do it!!!