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Apple, Facebook, Intel and Over 200 Companies Prepare SCOTUS Brief Opposing Prop 8 and DOMA

Intell inside Bloomberg.com reports that over 200 hundred major companies including Facebook Inc. (FB) and Intel Corp., (INTC) are planning to stand up for the gay and lesbian community this week by filing an amicus briefs to the Supreme Court against Prop 8 and DOMA this week.

“Companies, including Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Morgan Stanley (MS), are planning to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, saying bans in 41 states harm workplace morale and undermine recruiting. The group, which also includes Facebook Inc. (FB) and Intel Corp., (INTC) will make its case this week as the high court prepares to take up California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that halted gay marriage after it was allowed for five months….

…A larger group of companies — more than 200 — is also poised to side with gay-rights advocates in a second Supreme Court case, involving a federal law that defines marriage as a heterosexual union. Under that law, known as the Defense of Marriage Act, legally married gay couples can’t claim the federal tax breaks and other benefits available to opposite-sex spouses.

The companies in that case are part of a collection of more than 250 employers, including cities, counties and law firms.”

Should be interesting to see the Family Research Council, NOM, the AFA and every other hate group call for a boycott all these companies because of their support for the repeal of PROP 8 and DOMA.




Will Kohler

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