Mr Manchester supported the removal of people’s rights. Now that those rights have been taken away, it’s very easy for him to say he’s changed his mind, but if he believes that what he did was ‘wrong’, he should make amends for it, otherwise it just looks like expediency.
(Also; it’s the 21st century now, and “unless you act fully in the manner that you deem acceptable then your behavior is unacceptable” is a truism for absolutely everyone everywhere.)]]>
My grandfather marched with Martin Luther King. He would have valued the changed heart over the 100,001.]]>
Mr Manchester has publicly recanted his position opposing gay marriage, but the boycott is not about public statements, it’s about actions. His donation to the Prop 8 cause helped take away people’s rights in California. By recanting his position, he is not taking action to undo the damage done to gay rights; he is only taking action to undo the damage done to his business.
Supporting civil unions (which is not gay marriage) and giving people hotel credit (so that they spend money at his hotel) does not balance the books on this.
If Mr Manchester truly believes that every American is deserving of the opportunity to receive all of the benefits from civil marriage, gay or straight, then let him show it through actions, not words. Let’s see an equal or greater donation in support of gay marriage, from the same wallet that donated $125,000 to strip those rights away.]]>
That kind of invalidates your first point… sounds like he’s in favor of gay marriage.]]>