L.A. Protesters Take Aim at Bolthouse Farms
Posted on September 23, 2008
Filed Under Gay News Blog
In front of a busy supermarket on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, a handful of protesters on Saturday stood up against Bolthouse Farms, a produce grower whose founder contributed $100,000 to get Proposition 8 — the initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in California – on the ballot.
The protesters were representatives of Californians Against Hate, a group that draws attention to donors of Proposition 8. According to the group, Bolthouse founder William Bolthouse Jr. donated $100,000 to a group called Protect Marriage/Yes on Proposition 8 in April. That donation helped put Prop. 8 on California’s November ballot by providing money for petition circulators and signature gatherers.
Then Sunday, the current president and CEO of Bolthouse, Jeff Dunn turned up at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force brunch in Los Angeles with a contribution of his own … a personal donation of $5,000 to benefit No on Prop. 8. According to a spokesperson for Bolthouse, William Bolthouse’s contribution was made through his personal foundation, and the staff of Bolthouse Farms was unaware of the cash donation until it was made public in June.
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