Apple Inc. Comes Out Against Gay Marriage Ban

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) _ Apple Inc. has joined the short list of
publicly traded companies to oppose a ballot measure that would
take away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.
The Cupertino-based computer and iPod maker posted a notice on
its Web site Friday pledging $100,000 to defeat Proposition 8.
The statement says Apple views Prop. 8 as a civil rights issue,
rather than just a political issue.
Jeans maker Levi-Strauss last month gave $25,000 to fight the
initiative.
An Apple spokesman declined to elaborate on the company's
position.

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