Apple opposes anti-gay marriage prop; donates $100,000

In case you haven't heard, there's a proposition on the California ballot this year, Prop. 8, that is attempting to ban gay marriage in the state. A lot of people have spoken up about the issue, including Google. But now, another high-profile company is openly opposing the initiative: Apple.

Apple announced today that they would be donating $100,000 to the No on Prop 8 campaign, in an effort to stop the measure that would make it illegal for gay couples to get married in California. Apple even released a statement to go along with their donation:

"Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees' same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person's fundamental rights–including the right to marry–should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8."

Good for them for standing up for what they believe in. What do you think when companies get involved politically? Is it good or bad. We'd love to hear what you think in the comments.

[via CNET News]