Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Company officials also indicated they would attempt to garner support from other companies to defeat the anti-gay measure by assembling a business advisory council on the matter.
Proposition 8 would amend the state's constitution to bar marriage between same-sex couples, made legal in a May 15 decision from the California Supreme Court.
"We are thrilled to partner with PG&E," Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, said in a statement.
AT&T and Wells Fargo Bank have donated money directly to Equality California, which is working to defeat Prop 8.
Proponents of the measure have also made major donations. LGBT advocates called for a boycott of Hyatt hotels in San Diego after owner Doug Manchester poured thousands of dollars into the effort to pass the marriage ban.
Allan Hoffenblum, a GOP strategist, told the Times that PG&E was likely to be unfettered by any organized boycott since it monopolizes most of the California market.
"I can't in outrage call PG&E and say, 'Cut off my gas,'" he said. (The Advocate)
Posted July 30, 2008
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