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  • Apple Supports Today's Landmark Supreme Court Ruling


    Apple has come forward this afternoon to offer support for the U.S. Supreme Court’s high profile 5-4 vote to eliminate the part of DOMA that precluded certain federal benefits to same-sex couples.

    In effect, the high court handed a victory to same-sex couples in two significant cases. Federal benefits, for example, will now be awarded to gay couples.

    Same-sex marriages will also be recognized now in the state of California.

    “Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue,” Apple admitted in a statement to AllThingsD. “We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today.”

    Apple, as MMi previously reported, was among a coalition of major corporations that united in hopes of encouraging the Supreme Court to rule the way it did Wednesday.

    Although Google hasn’t issued a formal comment yet, the search giant is covering its search box in supportive rainbow colors when relevant search terms like “gay” or “lesbian” are entered into the search field.

    Source: AllThingsD
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Supports Today's Landmark Supreme Court Ruling started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. SnapIt's Avatar
      SnapIt -
      All that whining about "we don't wanna be treated different because we're gay/lesbian" blah blah blah. It wasn't about the MORALITY it was about MONEY!
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      A victory for civil rights.
      Today's a good day.
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Apple needs to keep outta crap like that and focus on more innovation.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      Apple needs to keep outta crap like that and focus on more innovation.
      +1, who cares! Make something cool instead!!!
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I'm all for gay people doing their gay things if it makes them feel better, but why should the federal government give benefits to gay couples? The only reason the federal government gives any kind of benefits to non-homosexual couples is because that couple can reproduce.

      The government doesn't exist to make people equal. Same-sex couples are not equal to opposite sex couples.

      No, I'm not anti-gay, I'm anti-government-doing-things-it-wasn't-designed-for.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I'm all for gay people doing their gay things if it makes them feel better, but why should the federal government give benefits to gay couples? The only reason the federal government gives any kind of benefits to non-homosexual couples is because that couple can reproduce.

      The government doesn't exist to make people equal. Same-sex couples are not equal to opposite sex couples.

      No, I'm not anti-gay, I'm anti-government-doing-things-it-wasn't-designed-for.
      Hahahaha! That's awesome!!!

      BTW, just got into an argument w/ @chronic about the Death Penalty. He's gone down several notches in my book. Not that my book even matters to anyone! LOL!
    1. stevelucky's Avatar
      stevelucky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I'm all for gay people doing their gay things if it makes them feel better, but why should the federal government give benefits to gay couples? The only reason the federal government gives any kind of benefits to non-homosexual couples is because that couple can reproduce.

      The government doesn't exist to make people equal. Same-sex couples are not equal to opposite sex couples.

      No, I'm not anti-gay, I'm anti-government-doing-things-it-wasn't-designed-for.
      Other than your obviously very creative brain, do you have anything to backup that claim? What about heterosexual couples that can't reproduce? Are they not eligible for the same benefits as couples that can procreate?

      The government doesn't exist to make people equal, just to make sure that they have equal rights. You're obviously not anti-gay. After all, like you said, you're "all for gay people doing their gay things". If that's not the voice of supporter of gay rights, I don't know what is.
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      SnapIt, Jahooba, you both are idiots.
    1. LatinKreationz's Avatar
      LatinKreationz -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      SnapIt, Jahooba, you both are idiots.
      Agreed!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      But #LoveisLove, right? Some people 'think' they love beasts or adolescent children. Its not their fault, they were born that way. So why can't they marry them; whats the difference? I assume, they want to be equal, too....
    1. LatinKreationz's Avatar
      LatinKreationz -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      But #LoveisLove, right? Some people 'think' they love beasts or adolescent children. Its not their fault, they were born that way. So why can't they marry them; whats the difference? I assume, they want to be equal, too....
      Umm there is a big difference. You're taking it to a whole different level.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by LatinKreationz View Post
      Umm there is a big difference. You're taking it to a whole different level.
      Why is there a difference? Just curious 'what' you consider different...
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Why is there a difference? Just curious 'what' you consider different...
      Adult, psychologically capable humans are usually those who are understood to be able to consent. A child or animal can't sign for any other civil contract.

      Just because something is seen as wrong doesn't mean it has to be illegal either. Typically laws are made about things that actually harm other people or even things that are considered animal cruelty (like sex without proper consent).
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Adult, psychologically capable humans are usually those who are understood to be able to consent. A child or animal can't sign for any other civil contract.

      Just because something is seen as wrong doesn't mean it has to be illegal either. Typically laws are made about things that actually harm other people (like sex without proper consent).
      Good point! Now what about consentual incest that are adults?
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      I cant wait till all this crap is over and we can just treat people like people not what their orientation is. I mean if a guy wants to loe another guy why do YOU care let them be. If they want to get married SO WHAT they should enjoy the same benefits as any other married couple. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO FREE IN THIS COUNTRY not oppressed@! Now as for the lesbains well they just have to come to my bed for approval first so I can watch, no wat i mean...
    1. td1439's Avatar
      td1439 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      The only reason the federal government gives any kind of benefits to non-homosexual couples is because that couple can reproduce.
      <insert Spider-Man "this post gave me cancer" meme here>

      1 USC § 7 - Definition of “marriage” and “spouse” | Title 1 - General Provisions | U.S. Code | LII / Legal Information Institute

      Note that this is the DOMA version of the federal government's definition of marriage. Note that reproduction isn't mentioned anywhere in that definition.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      No, I'm not anti-gay
      Clearly:

      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Same-sex couples are not equal to opposite sex couples.
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Good point! Now what about consentual incest that are adults?
      Cousin marriage law in the United States by state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      As for something like siblings, there is a practical reason for disallowing it. Given the geometric increase of the human population, I don't think you can claim that the ability to reproduce as a couple is a practical reason for disallowing same sex marriage.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      ^
      I said nothing about disallowing gay marriage. I was merely picking people's brains to get their POV.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      But #LoveisLove, right? Some people 'think' they love beasts or adolescent children. Its not their fault, they were born that way. So why can't they marry them; whats the difference? I assume, they want to be equal, too....
      Because they cannot legally consent. That's why.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I'm all for gay people doing their gay things if it makes them feel better, but why should the federal government give benefits to gay couples? The only reason the federal government gives any kind of benefits to non-homosexual couples is because that couple can reproduce.

      The government doesn't exist to make people equal. Same-sex couples are not equal to opposite sex couples.

      No, I'm not anti-gay, I'm anti-government-doing-things-it-wasn't-designed-for.
      I see. So once a married couple is beyond child bearing age, we stop conferring the benefits on them that are conferred on those of child bearing age?

      congrats on making the dumbest post I've ever read on this site.
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Lord forgive them, for they know not what they say. I hope hell (if it does exist) doesn't have a VIP section for the dumb and dimwitted, otherwise it would have to be expanded with the hard labor of those souls already damned to regret their words and actions against their fellow brethren. /s
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      Lord forgive them, for they know not what they say. I hope hell (if it does exist) doesn't have a VIP section for the dumb and dimwitted, otherwise it would have to be expanded with the hard labor of those souls already damned to regret their words and actions against their fellow brethren. /s
      Hahaha