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Amazonís Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage
New York Times ^ | July 27 2012 | Michael D Shear

Posted on 07/27/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT by scottjewell

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country.

With the gift, the couple have doubled the money available to the proponents of Referendum 74, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state by affirming a law that passed the Legislature this year. Courts or lawmakers have declared gay marriage legal in six other states, but backers of such measures have never succeeded at the ballot box.

Proponents of the effort in Washington State called it a game-changing gift that gives them a fighting chance in November.

“To get this from a straight, married couple sends a powerful message that marriage is seen as a fundamental question of fairness,” Zach Silk, the campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, said Thursday in an interview.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazon; ecommerce; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage
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1 posted on 07/27/2012 6:39:56 AM PDT by scottjewell
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It’s his right to do what he wants with his money. I have the same right and will not ever be using amazon.com again.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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Oh no! Is there any place left to shop that isn’t run by liberal, anti-Christian morons?


3 posted on 07/27/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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Thank you for this information. I have just deleted the Amazon order I was intending to submit to them today.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 6:44:02 AM PDT by txrefugee
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Yes! Chick-fil-A!


5 posted on 07/27/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: isthisnickcool

So giving server space to Wikileaks and selling books written by pedophiles wasn’t reason enough to stop shopping at amazon?


6 posted on 07/27/2012 6:44:48 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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Instead of $2.5m to redefine marriage to include homosexuals, how abut donating the money to fight AIDS and other diseases the homosexual community has assaulted the world with?
7 posted on 07/27/2012 6:45:33 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Pining_4_TX

beginning to look that way. . . I wish these corporations would stay out of the culture wars. Dan Cathy of Chick-Fil-A has been denigrated by the LGBT advocates for donating to pro-traditional marriage causes, so others have the same right to view the Amazon contributions this way.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 6:45:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: txrefugee

Most welcome, and good for you :-)


9 posted on 07/27/2012 6:46:49 AM PDT by scottjewell
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Probably the result of threats made by Jeff’s boyfriend-du-jour.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 6:47:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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I have spent several thousands of dollars through Amazon for at least 5 or 6 years - maybe more. This definitely will put in a crimp on what I choose to buy in future. It’s a pity; I really liked the convenience and haven’t had a bit of trouble in all my purchases. I’ll miss them.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Will Republican Governors demand that Amazon does not do business in their state? Think not. Difference between liberty and facism.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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My family is BIG on books. We've ordered a LOT of books from Amazon - so many books, we maintain an account there that just removes money from our bank.

Not anymore. We're not supporting this. We don't want our money going to trash. We'll just move things over to another seller. Books can be bought just about everywhere these days.

Amazon.com has just lost a lot of valuable customers.

This needs to go viral. I believe people will act accordingly.

13 posted on 07/27/2012 6:49:45 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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I will be cancelling my Amazon Prime membership today.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 6:50:39 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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Hope they are enjoying their riches here (which is only a blip on the screen) while supporting a campaign that leads others to hell. Amazon is not only godless but anti-American.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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So Amazon condones Sodomy too now.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 6:53:29 AM PDT by timlot
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NO, MARRIAGE IS TO BE SEEN FROM THE EYES OF GOD. One man, one woman. I too, will never again Amazon one penny.
17 posted on 07/27/2012 6:53:42 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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Good for you, and I think it will be noticed by many others who will act accordingly and with integrity as your family has.


18 posted on 07/27/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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Amazon has an excellent interface for shopping, and I will continue to use that - their bandwidth can help me so long as my money doesn’t help them. I just will not place an order with Amazon ever again.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 6:55:01 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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There is a difference between Amazon and Chik-fil-a, although slight. Amazon’s FOUNDERS are giving the money, it’s not coming from the company itself, wherein the traditional marriage policy is that of the Chik-fil-a company AND the founder. I won’t stop shopping at Amazon, there are many employees and most likely many with views in line with mine, why punish them?

Really wish the founder of Amazon had kept his opinion to himself.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 6:59:10 AM PDT by madison10
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