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Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced today they are donating $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.


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Initial post: Jul 27, 2012 11:02:13 AM PDT
I will never spend another penny on Amazon.com. I refuse to see the profits made from my purchases going to a cause in which I do not believe.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:04:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 11:08:06 AM PDT
Now that is fantastic! Got a link?

I need to buy more stuff. Might be time to spring for a "Prime" membership.

Oh, here is one: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/07/27/2-5-million-from-bezos-to-support-gay-marriage/

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:05:56 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
So you are somehow aware of how all the companies you do business with spend their profits?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:06:42 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Wow, thanks for posting this! Amazon will be getting even more $$ from me now :-)

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:07:11 AM PDT
Renee says:
Equality is always a cause I can believe it! Glad I'm a prime member and spend lots of money on amazon.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:07:13 AM PDT
dfn.ninja says:
No one cares where you spend your pennies.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:08:23 AM PDT
You and me both!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:10:15 AM PDT
Good for them and shame on you!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:13:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 11:15:00 AM PDT
PJ says:
I agree with OP, edit....It is their choice of whom they support and I can choose to disagree with that choice, however I will still continue to purchase from Amazon as they have great customer service and products.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:14:44 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:15:35 AM PDT
Great news! I knew I liked Amazon for a reason other than the quality products and customer service. ;-)

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:17:23 AM PDT
B. Wilson says:
yep. time to spend more money at amazon! Thank you mr. adams, for spreading the good word!

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:21:09 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Just what computer are you using to post here? Both MS and Apple have CEO's that have contributed to this cause.

BTW - the issue here is NOT "gay marriage" so much as it is fair and equal treatment under many many laws that are affected by the current marriage definition. If two gay people have exactly the same relationship as 2 hetero people, why should they be denied tax benefits, custody issues, estate management legal definitions, etc.

This is NOT a religious issue. This is a LEGAL issue.

DL

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:22:38 AM PDT
I'm not a homophobe, but I believe same-sex marriage is wrong. I am voting with my wallet, just as all of you have a right to do. I believe that the "don't ask don't tell" policy is the decent way to go. Sorry if you don't agree with me, but please don't get nasty about it. The best thing for a business owner to do is keep his/her social and political beliefs to his/herself. They could have donated anonymously just as easily, but they apparently wanted to make a statement. Public statements have repercussions. If my post results in more business for Amazon, so be it. It just won't be my business. Peace.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:23:06 AM PDT
shopper2010 says:
I cannot tell you how happy that makes me! I will smile every time I push the buy it button.

I guess, original poster, you can go to Chick Fil A (spelling?) & support them instead. I won't be darkening their doorstep ever again.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:24:43 AM PDT
Bookie says:
I have to say I am completely sick of everyone boycotting everyone because a personal view was/is expressed. Chick-Fil-A is getting hammered right now because of the CEO's personal views of what the definitiion of marriage is. Now Amazon will begin to be pounded for Bezo's personal views. Niether of these companies (to my knowledge) have come out and said that anyone who does/does not believe in the right to have same sex marriage is a fithy individual, and should be treated as such. I am quite sure that even though Mr. Cathy (I think Chick-Fil-A CEO) believes in the bibilical definition of marriage, he also believes in treating people as individuals and with respect. Just as Bezos does not believe in the biblical definition of marriage, he believes in treating people as individuals and with respect.

I personally do not support same sex marriage; I do however, believe that our country should do something to allow partners to have a legally recognized partnership so that the financial/medical benefits that opposite sex marriages obtain can also be obtained by same sex partners/couples. I believe that marriage should still be defined as being between a man and a woman.

I do appreicate your right to boycott, I just wish that everyone would stop and accept that every one has a right to a personal oppinion and the right to express it, whether they are the owners of HUGE companies or not, and they should not have to worry about the security of the companies they have founded and built or the employees who depend on it.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:25:15 AM PDT
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Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 11:37:59 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Bezos is "voting with his wallet" as well. Just as your posting here "publicly" voiced your opinion on this topic, so does the reporting of Bezos' donation.

In addition, the one article linked in a previous posting doesn't say that Bezos announced this. (There could have been other reports where that is clarified.) This probably comes from reporters scanning donation lists for the referendum. Those must be publicly declared if over a certain amount, right?

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:28:32 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
The owner of Chick-Fil-A made a statement. Public statements DO have repercussions. I'm thinkin' CFA will regret theirs so much more than Mr. Bezos will regret his.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:29:31 AM PDT
Can you tell us, with exact quotes, what Mr. Cathy said? You've read the interview, correct?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:30:23 AM PDT
T. Cannon says:
Do you make all of your donations anonomously? I know I don't. The fact is that nobody cares who I donate to so it doesn't make the news. Just because someone is very rich and a business owner why should they have to keep their donations secret. Now they may choose to for various reasons but I don't see that people should require or expect them too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:31:57 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
I can certainly look it up for you and cut and paste it, if you aren't able to do that. I have been aware of his views long before the recent announcement, and I disagree with them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:34:22 AM PDT
His comments weren't about same gender unions. I've read it. It is being spun into something it isn't.

I'm not going to get into this here. It's not the place.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 11:34:56 AM PDT
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