California-based electronics and software products company, Apple, has come out against Proposition 8, which seeks to ban same-sex marriage in the state.
The company also said in a statement that it would donate $100,000 to the campaign that is opposing the proposed law.
“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,” said the company.
It added that it is speaking out against Proposition 8 because it views the matter as a “civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue.”
Apple joins a number of other high-profile companies including Levis and Google to have publicly announced their opposition to Proposition 8.
Proposition 8, which will be put to the state’s voters in a referendum on November 4, is a proposed constitutional reversal of same-sex marriage rights in California that were made legal in May this year.