Tell Apple to Stay Strong Against NOM and Anti-Gay Bias
  • Petitioned Teresa Brewer

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Tell Apple to Stay Strong Against NOM and Anti-Gay Bias

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      GLAAD

 

When Apple removed the anti-gay 'Manhattan Declaration' iPhone app from its store, it sent a powerful message that the company does not support bias. The original app featured an electronic version of the oath, through which users could pledge to "make whatever sacrifices are required" to oppose marriage equality, even, presumably, if that means breaking the law. The 'Manhattan Declaration' asks people to vow not to "bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth." This application calls gay and lesbian couples "immoral," it calls the recognition of their relationships "false and destructive," and claims that allowing them to be married will lead to "genuine social harms."  The original application also contained a quiz in which the "right" answers were those that oppose equality for gay and lesbian people. 

Apple did the right thing in recognizing that these types of hurtful attitudes violate the company's developer guidelines by "being offensive to large groups of people."

The makers of the application say they have removed the quiz and will resubmit the application. But simply removing the quiz does nothing to address the underlying problem, which is that this application tells people to pledge to oppose equality for gay and lesbian couples.

Tell Apple to stay strong in the face of pressure to reinstate this application – and to stand behind its commitment to keep these hurtful attitudes out of its app store.

For more information, see www.glaad.org/tellapple

 

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    2. The Manhattan Declaration: Harmful and Objectionable

      by GLAAD

      The Manhattan Declaration has been around for a little more than a year now, serving as a cattle call for right-wing activists who think the most important issue facing the world is the "threat" of same-sex couples getting married and starting...

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    • John Skelly ROBBINSDALE, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      I own an IPHONE and and IPAD and a Macbook, I expect you to treat your customers fairly.

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    • Mark Still HENDERSON, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      I will NOT buy any more Apple stuff unless they stay STRONG in favor of us. Gays should NOT be treated like second class citizens

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    • Paul Dirks CORAL GABLES, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      All forms of mutual love and commitment are sacred and honorable.

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    • Alisa Neely FLAT ROCK, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT: EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL which includes GAY RIGHTS

      ALISA

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    • Brad Hendricks ZION, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is just as bad as the Exodus' app. Please remove and continue your support of equality for ALL Americans.

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