Good news out of Washington... Microsoft has given $100,000 to Approve Referendum 71 - the org leading the push to keep Washington's new domestic partnership law. The donation is larger than all the combined contributions to Protect Marriage Washington, the group trying to repeal the new law.
This took guts. Microsoft's brazen role in R-71 will outrage the Ken Hutchersons of the world, who pressured Microsoft for years to back off from supporting gay-rights legislation. And it could also summon conservative interests--e.g., the Mormon Church--to dump money in on the other side. After October 12, state rules block any person or group from donating more than $5,000 to the campaign.
So what do you think? Will this raise a boatload more money for the rightwingers? Will the Mormons start trucking in the cash? Or is it too little too late?