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Microsoft donates $100,000 to protect gay rights in Washington

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  1. Simon Murphy 7 Oct 2009, 12:41pm

    Good for Microsoft.

    Although we must remember that despite this generous gesture Microsoft is a multi-billion dollar industry which has faced controversy in the past for making financial contribution to homophobic candidates and constituencies.

    That’s the nature of the massive multinationals – build some good PR by supporting 1 side of 1 issue but make a similar contribution to the opposite side elsewhere.

    They are covering their bases. The homophobes are as important as the gay people to Microsoft’s profits after all.

    Nevertheless in this instance I think they are doing good.

  2. Simon Murphy 7 Oct 2009, 12:44pm

    Microsoft made equally generous campaign contributions to the Democrat and Republican campaign in the last US presidential election.

  3. Have they really donated?
    There hasn’t been a website set up to boycott Microsoft in America yet

  4. Good for them. To be fair its not like any homophobic’s will be clever enough to go buy a Mac anyway.

  5. Hodge Podge 7 Oct 2009, 10:30pm

    Meh, I’m still gonna use Ubuntu.

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