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The Ban on Gay Marriage Passed in CA

These business donated to support Yes on 8:

eBay
Roman Catholic Church
The Knights of Columbus
Catholic Masons
Bonneville International — A Mormon company that owns The Washington Post newspaper and a lot of radio stations around the country. The radio list is here on Wiki.
Oakley (sunglasses)
priceline.com (Chief Marketing Officer)
Albertson's(food stores)
Deloitte & Touche
Novell
La Quinta
Iomega
Black & Decker
1-800-CONTACTS
JetBlue
NuSkin
SkyWest (CEO)
Five Star Quality Care (CEO)
American Express (CFO)
Avista

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1bigguy
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm really surprised by some of the names on that list. I'm a huge believer in letting my political views and social views speak through my wallet and letting those organizations and companies know exactly why I'm supporting, or not supporting in this case, their products...a loss in sales sales seems to be the only thing that gets their attention.

I only saw a handful of ads on the TV about the various propositions around the country on this particular issue, all of them being to overturn the decision to allow gay marriage, and I can't think of one that wasn't misleading. Going into this election I wondered how much of the population would erroneously vote Yes in thinking that it supported the state decision to allow and recognize same sex marriages. To be honest, the conservative fear mongering and slippery slope lines of logic which summarized the whole thing as the downfall of civilization was truly reprehensible, both morally and socially.

I'm really sick of political and social fear mongering to get people on one side of a cause. I can only hope that the election of Obama is some sort of turning point where people begin to choose hope and reject fear as the deciding factor on issues.

Wow, two glasses of Merlot and I'm rambling like crazy.
liveonearth
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
=-] It's OK if you ramble here. I was surprised too at some of the contributors. I don't know if they realize that such contributions might hurt them when we find out that they are part of the problem....because there are a lot of us who vote with our dollars, more all the time.
neptunia67
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. Where did you find it? I'm going to do a search for the businesses that supported 102 in Arizona.
liveonearth
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
You'll laugh when you hear where I found it. On facebook. They have communities for some political interests and this one was just created and is spreading like wildfire.
labyris
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
I re-posted this, thanks. Where did you get the list?
labyris
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
Facebook? Do you have a link?
liveonearth
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
The facebook group dedicated to repealing 8.
sno_angel1488
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Not being in Cali - was a "Yes" vote for gay marriage being allowed?
liveonearth
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
No, "Yes" was a new ban on gay marriage.
sno_angel1488
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ohhh - okay. Sorry. :) I hate when they make the ballots confusing - so if you DO want to legalize gay marriage, then you have to vote No. Huh - no wonder it got defeated! I think they do stuff like that on purpose.

Ebay's against gay Marriage? What the hell does someone's marital status have to do with buying and selling stuff?
liveonearth
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
No idea.....
machmed
Nov. 10th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Well, I think the reason for that is because same-sex marriage was already legal in California up until Election Day (the state's supreme court had ruled a few months ago that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional under the state's constitution). Essentially, then, the proposition voters were voting 'yes' on was to make that illegal--it was a way of responding to the court's ruling.

But you're right: it is all very confusing. Though I think opponents of same-sex marriage knew that it was advantageous for them to confuse voters on this issue because, before Election Day, a majority of voters actually opposed the bigoted measure.

And I agree on Ebay...wtf? Totally random. I guess it's a good thing I haven't used that site in almost five years. Who needs Ebay when one million other sites now can do pretty much the same thing?
hausfrauatu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Those BASTARDS!

We have a law against gay marriage in Michigan. I was ashamed to be a Michigander on election day.
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