Amazon CEO Bezos donates $2.5 million for same-sex marriage
July 27th, 2012
02:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Amazon CEO Bezos donates $2.5 million for same-sex marriage

New York (CNN) - Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is backing same-sex marriage.

Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, donated $2.5 million to Washington United for Marriage, a coalition to uphold the state's same-sex marriage law. It is believed to be the largest individual donation to protect same-sex marriage.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am going to miss those peach milk shakes from Chick fil a, but we all need to sacrifice during a time of republican class warfare.

    July 27, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. NOT BACKWARD into the GOP FISCAL ABYSS

    @Wire Palladin, S. F. – I am going to miss those peach milk shakes from Chick fil a, but we all need to sacrifice during a time of republican class warfare.
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    ROTFLMAO – almost spewed my coffee all over the screen reading this.. nice one dude !! LOL

    July 27, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Perhaps not a wise move to mix business with a volatile social issue."

    Indeed. That's why Chick-Fil-A should have kept its bigot mouth shut in the first place in terms of making bigotted statements like that about what the entire corporation stands for in its guiding principles as an organization.

    However, as for Benzo's donation of his PERSONAL money, that's not even remotely related to the business of Amazon just because he's the CEO. It was his PERSONAL money, which is very much unlike a very public statement about an entire corporation's underlying philosophy.

    Nuance. Get some.

    July 27, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    What does Chick-Fil-A have to do with Amazon? Nothing.
    The only connection is in some hatched up conspiracy theory based upon made up facts and straw arguments.

    July 27, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. Myviewis

    NOT BACKWARD into the GOP FISCAL ABYSS

    @Myviewis – LOL, perhaps you should call them BUSINESS owners ?? Those folks you (and other right wing nuts) say are treated so badly by the current administration, yet here you are wailing on them. If you don't like it here, perhaps you should turn in your green card and go back home. The American people will do just fine without you skewed perspective.
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    My perspective is Freedom of choice, freedom of speech, FREEDOM to be pro-gay or anti-gay just as long as no person is denied a job, medicine. Oh, freedom to be Obese and keep your job.

    July 27, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "I am going to miss those peach milk shakes from Chick fil a, but we all need to sacrifice during a time of republican class warfare."

    lol...yes, we must all sacrifice for the war effort...

    July 27, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
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