“While other major companies, like Google, Levi Strauss and PG&E are taking stands for equality, Knobbe Martens is taking a stand for writing discrimination into our state constitution, and for affirmatively limiting the rights of a minority.
“I should point out that many of the attorneys that I worked with at Knobbe were phenomenal people. Extremely friendly and all that. And, as far as I can tell, nobody from the San Francisco office has given any money to the Yes on 8 campaign, the money seems to come only from the mothership in Orange County and the smaller San Diego office.
“However, the firm does have a sizable group of Mormon attorneys who are dedicated to ending my marriage, and thousands of lifelong commitments like mine. Dedicated to the tune of over $25,000 in the third quarter alone. You can find a chart of third quarter to Yes on 8 from Knobbe Martens attorneys here. I’ve not taken the time to include spouses, but I did see a couple of them in the list. Further, it is possible I missed a few donations due to misspellings in the firm name on the Form 460.
“So, if you are looking for an intellectual property attorney who shares your values of equality for all, I’d keep walking right past the Knobbe Martens offices in San Diego and Orange County.”
Prop 8: Marriage Discrimination has a law firm, by Brian Leubitz, Calitics, October 14, 2008
For Intellectual Property lawyers, they certainly don’t like progress.
Brent Dougal $500
Douglas Espenchied $1,500
Nathan Smith $1,000
Marc Morley $1,000
Ted Cannon $5,000
Philip Nelson $1,100
Glen Nutall $150
Curstis (sic) Huffmire $1,000
Paul Conover $500
Christian Fox $1,500
William Bunker $5,000
Ned Israelsen $3,000
Jason Jardine $500
Michael Erickson $5,000
Total = $26,750
Tsk, tsk, tsk. All that money just to deprive one group of productive members of society the rights you enjoy and as a bonus, make them unhappy. What a waste. I don’t know how you people sleep at night or look yourselves in the eye. Shame on you. Shame on all of you.
Equality for All still needs money and all the help it can get. I’ve donated, please donate. Don’t let the meanies win this one. Thanks.