Apple Applauds Supreme Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage

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Apple has issued a statement applauding Supreme Court rulings today on same-sex marriages, reports AllThingsD.

In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of same-sex couples in two major cases, effectively allowing federal benefits for gay couples and clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state of California. One ruling overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the bill passed in 1996 that ruled same-sex marriages unconstitutional. The other decision left intact a lower-court ruling that invalidated California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage.

Apple issued a statement to the site saying:

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

The company publicly donated to the “No on Prop 8” campaign in 2008.

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Ron - June 29, 2013 at 10:37pm
I am an Atheist, myself. I don't agree with the lifestyle - it's simply not for me. But who in the flying fuck am I to tell somebody else who they can and cannot love? Shame on you hateful, religious bastards - try being more Christ-like and less Christian. It's not "civil rights," it's not "gay rights," it is a HUMAN'S right to give his/her heart to whomever will give their's in return.
Ali Larter - June 28, 2013 at 10:24pm
Apple is sooo GAY
RussellL - June 30, 2013 at 3:20pm
Tim Cook is sooo gay.

Tim Cook tops Out magazine's Power 50 list for third straight year
Newcomers to influential list include drag queen RuPaul...

In the past, the magazine has included figures it knew to be gay but who had not made public declarations: Anderson Cooper and Jodie Foster were cover stars in 2007, but it was only last year that both publicly announced they were gay.

That said, the magazine has not shied from placing Apple's CEO Tim Cook at the top of its latest list...It is Cook's third consecutive year at the top of the list.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/apr/10/tim-cook-power-50-list-out-magazine
Annoyed - June 27, 2013 at 7:12pm
Now the Supreme Court just made a "Gay" ass decision. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Not two dudes sweating on each other. GROSS!! Now two hot chicks going at it is something else. I support that. But they gotta be hot chicks. Fat chicks/ ugly chicks = no go. I think the majority of the People will support this idea or way of thinking. Besides a penis was made for a pussy. The physics work.
Logic - June 27, 2013 at 3:44pm
They said this is a civil rights issue, but I fail to see anywhere in the constitution that says that any of those rights apply to homosexuals. Granted this is a free country and all, do as you please, but there are just some people that don't deserve the same rights as others. I'm not speaking out from a biased close minded perspective, its just a fact, homosexuals do not deserve equal rights (especially on a religious level >marriage)
DanCJ - June 27, 2013 at 3:51pm
It's really tricky to tell whether you're a troll, an idiot or actually quite a smart person being sarcastic.
The Voice Of Reason - June 27, 2013 at 5:05pm
I agree with you, DanCJ, it is hard to tell. But let's use our brains here and see if we can make an educated guess... if "logic" was a smart person, he/she would probably realise that such an impressive use of subtle sarcasm would go way over most other posters' heads on this site. So I think it's safe to say that he's either an idiot or a troll. On the other hand, it's hard to believe that someone can be truly so ignorant of history, such as when black people were refused the vote and other civil rights because under the law they were counted as a fraction of a human being rather than a whole one. Making the argument that the constitution fails to specify homosexuals is ridiculous... it also doesn't mention Chinese people, albinos, people that like electronica, et cetera. And ultimately he makes the same super-tired mistake of confusing the argument with religion: this has nothing to do with gays getting married in churches, it is purely a civil issue. So "logic" appears to be like most of the people that shout the loudest about "god and country": un-American to the bone, living in ignorance of the true principles this country was based on, rather than the ones currently promoted by hateful "conservative" channels. And no, I'm not a democrat or a liberal. I'm a conservative, but in the real sense of the word, not this bigoted hate-mongering sense which has been adopted in the last decade. Peace.
Jack - June 27, 2013 at 2:09pm
Look at the bright side, at least they won't be reproducing!
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