By Hilary White

SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2008 ( – Levi Strauss & Co. is joining with Google, Pacific Gas & Electric and Hollywood activists Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg in the effort to push homosexual “marriage” in California. The “No On Prop 8 Equality Business Council” was formed to oppose efforts to define marriage as being between one man and one woman in the California constitution.

Corporate and media giants are lining up against California Proposition 8, set to appear on the November election ballot, which would add a section to the California constitution stating “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

In July, Pacific Gas & Electric donated $250,000 to the campaign. Meanwhile Levi Strauss, one of the world’s largest jeans manufacturers, pledged $25,000 to Equality for All, the coalition leading the No on 8 campaign. Robert Haas, the company’s chairman emeritus and his wife have given a further $100,000, according to a company spokesman.

The fight against retaining natural marriage in California has also been joined by the California Council of Service Employees and the California Teachers’ Association, each of which have given $250,000. The telecommunications company AT&T has given $25,000. Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg have each given $100,000.

San Francisco-based Levi Strauss has long been a leader in corporate support in the US for the homosexualist political movement. 

Google, the internet search engine and e-mail service, said in a September 26 blog entry  it would be supporting the push for homosexual “marriage,”  despite the fact that “we do not generally take a position on issues outside of our field, especially not social issues.”

To contact Levi Strauss & Co. from the US:

Voice of the Consumer comment line
  Phone: 1-877-524-7386
  Levi Strauss & Co.
  Attn: Consumer Relations
  1155 Battery St.
  San Francisco, CA

To contact the California Teachers’ Association:
  CTA State Headquarters
  P.O. Box 921, Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
  1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
  Phone: 650/697-1400
  Fax: 650/552-5002
  e-mail: [email protected]

To contact the California Council of Service Employees
  Phone: 510.568.2500
  Fax: 510.568.3652
  7677 Oakport Street, Suite 725
  Oakland, CA 94621

To contact Google:
  Google Inc.
  1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
  Mountain View, CA 94043
  Phone: +1 650-253-0000
  Fax: +1 650-253-0001

To contact Pacific Gas & Electric:
  Customer Service 1-800-743-5000