Gay marriage has become one of the major issues that the society faces right now as gays, lesbians ans bisexuals fight for their right to be married with the person of the same sex and orientation. This has been opposed by many groups and organizations, most especially by the Church. As they say, this is going to be unethical and disgraceful. So when the news came out that Amazon’s CEO is in favor of such practice and even supports for it to be made into a law, many people were really surprised.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, along with his wife. MacKenzie, announced on Friday that they have donated $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington’s same-sex marriage law. Can you believe that? Because of this big monetary gift that they have given, Washington united for Marriage has now raised more than $5 million for its referendum campaign.
“It’s a game changer for us,” said campaign manager Zach silk in Seattle. “It puts us in unique position to win.” It seems like they are now pretty confident that they will win the campaign with the budget they have raised and the determination that they have shown.
However, they cannot be so sure that they will win their campaign because this group is still the underdog, and that fact is even based on his own statement. In the 32 previous elections nationally, same-sex advocates have lost. However, Silk still believes that the Washington election may be their turning point, thanks in part to the Bezo’s donation. They can use this in more promotions and advertisements of their campaign.
“We are the tipping point, and they really understand this is an historic moment, and they want to be on the right side of history and want to make history,” he added. In the meantime, Amazon.com Inc. publicly supported the law earlier this year, along with other prominent pacific Northwest businesses, including Microsoft Corp., Starbucks Corp., and Nike Inc.