Doug Manchester is a real estate developer based in San Diego, California. He is the chairman of the Manchester Financial Group.
Manchester contributed $125,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 8, the "Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry" Initiative (2008). Manchester cited his Catholicism as a motivation for his support of Proposition 8. He also said, "When they say that we cannot say that a marriage is between a man and a woman, that's where I draw the line."
At the time, his company owned the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Manchester's support for Proposition 8 sparked a boycott of the hotel.
In March 2011, Manchester sold the Grand Hyatt to Host Hotels and Resorts.
- The Advocate, "Prop. 8 Backer Buys San Diego Paper," November 18, 2011
- 10News, "Gay Rights Leaders Urge Boycott Of Manchester Grand Hyatt," July 10, 2008
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "Developer is foe of same-sex marriage," March 15, 2008
- Biz Journals, "Host Hotels & Resorts closes on Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and New York Helmsley Hotel acquisitions," March 24, 2011