I Am Protected… With Some Help From Microsoft

This heart-rending ad, “I Am Protected,” is running in Washington state in support of Referendum 71, which supports more partnership rights for Washington state’s gay couples.

In related news, Microsoft Corp. has donated $100,000 to the campaign in favor of Referendum 71.

That’s the largest single donation in favor of of the referendum. Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington.

Considering that Alan C. Ashton, a co-founder of WordPerfect, gave $1 million to the campaign supporting 2008’s Proposition 8, the initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage in California, we can surmise that Microsoft’s Word is now the preferred word processing software of  gays and lesbians everywhere.

The “approve” campaign committee, called Washington Families Standing Together, has raised about $780,000 overall, and spent about $200,000. The “reject” campaign, called Protect Marriage Washington, has raised about $60,000, and spent about $35,000.

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