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Tech Employers and Prop 8

I was just mulling over proposition 8 and how happy I am to see that Google and Apple have each taken a public stand against it. So, I figured I’d shoot a brief message off to upper management suggesting how proud I would be if my employer were also to take a stand in defense of civil rights.

Then I wondered that other people may have similar sentiments and similar inclinations to share their feelings with their management. I’m not holding my breath that my company will take a stand, but it doesn’t hurt to share the idea.

I consider it a hard-won blessing that I work in an industry where I can feel comfortable openly expressing my support for the rights of homosexual people.

UPDATE: Due to multiple requests, a “sample text” that folks should feel free to steal / adapt for their own purposes:

Boss,

I think it has been great that both Google and Apple Computer have both publicly stood in defense of the diversity of their employees and their community and made a public stand against Proposition 8.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-position-on-californias-no-on-8.html

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/

For what it is worth, I would be very proud if my organization were to also take a public stand on this issue.

Sincerely,
-daniel

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