Apple, Google Join California Gay Marriage Fight
Battle over initiative draws record donations on both sides
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 25, 2008 8:32 AM CDT
The battle over California's Proposition 8 has pulled in record funds from both sides.   (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

(Newser) – Apple donated $100,000 to battle the proposition to ban gay marriage in California yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports, joining Google, which anted up $140,000 earlier this week. “Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly” on the matter, the company said in a statement, as polls show the race to be tightening.

The controversy has generated a combined $60 million in donations from both sides, far more than any other same-sex marriage initiative, and more than any other US ballot issue this year. Supporters of the move have donated $27.5 million, with 19% of funds coming from out of state; opponents have raised $31.2 million, with 34% coming from outside California.

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