Apple Computer recently suffered a well organized phone-fax-mail attack by the Religious Right, demanding that Apple Computer drop its policy of non-discrimination against lesbian and gay employees.
This round of hate-mongering was spearheaded by the same groups responsible for anti-gay legislative initiatives including those in Colorado and Oregon, according to Apple Computer employees.
Many of the calls regarding its non-discrimination policies and domestic partnership benefits for gay and lesbian employees were made by people from Texas, Colorado and Oregon and at one point were running 500 callers in opposition to every 1 in support of current policies.
Apple Computer helped lead the way in Silicon Valley's pursuit of equal rights for lesbian and gay employees. The Company's non-discrimination policy, which includes benefits for same-sex partners of employees, has been copied by a growing number of leading high-tech corporations around the US. Apple Computer has also donated substantial amounts of product to gay and lesbian and AIDS non-profit groups.