Electronic Arts today announced that they are joining a group of businesses opposing DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).
A battle over the federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled May 31, 2012, that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.
However, Mr Obama, who on May 9of this year became the first president to publicly express his support for same sex marriage, believes the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies same sex couples legally married under state law the federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, should not be enforced, in direct contradiction of a lopsided congressional vote to the contrary.
By standing up against the law, EA is joining dozens of other companies in signing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit of Appeals to find portions of the act unconstitutional.
Heres the companys official word on the matter:DOMA presents a number of problems for businesses like EA, as it creates regulatory, tax, and discrimination complications for employers, and that’s why we’re standing against it.
The underlying lawsuit impacts all employers no matter how big or small, and no matter the industry, and we encourage other business to join these efforts.
Were glad to see EA step up to the plate on this matter, as the tech industry continues to hold more and more weight not only in our economy but in the countrys general well being.
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