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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, wife MacKenzie give $2.5 million to defend Washington gay marriage law

BY RACHEL LA CORTE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

With the gift, Washington United for Marriage has 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."

But, his group is still the underdog, he said. In 32 previous elections nationally, same-sex advocates have lost. Silk said he believes the Washington election may be the turning point, thanks in part to the Bezos' donation.

"We're at a 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 said.

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.

Last month, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates each donated $100,000 to support the law.

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All of this is sickening ...it's amazing to learn about other corporations that support this ungodly sanction. The more people that accept men being married to men and woman being married to woman = homosexual marriages, the less we'll reproduce babies natually and the sooner the world will come to an end.

I pray that Jesus will return before the devil completely destroys what God creadted and made for the good of people, and it certainly wasn't men being in relationships with other men nor the the very same for woman.

None of us were conceived from two woman or two men. The last time I checked conception forms from a mans sperm and a womans egg...

Have you ever wondered why so many woman and men aren't naturally fertile??? Ever wondered why so many couples have to resort to artificial insemination??? THINK ABOUT IT!

The world has so graciously embrassed homosexuality and afforded them all the rights of heterosexual couples, and are slowly but surley neglecting the rights of children with single or deceased parents...children of same sex marriages have more benefits than those of single/deceased parents - I know because I'm a victim.

Its all very sad and down right sickening...just as sickening as the Sandusky case.

lol MH is a dumbass

M H wrote: The last time I checked conception forms from a mans sperm and a womans egg...

And the VIRGIN Mary conceived the baby Jesus how????

Please cancel my account. I will no longer be a customer of Amazon.com.

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