EA Joins Coalition to Challenge Defense of Marriage Act
By Joseph Christ on July 19th, 2012 (22 comments)
Say what you will about EA, but I chalk this one up as a winning move for them. Electronic Arts has joined a coalition, which already includes heavy hitters like Microsoft and Zynga, in filing an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act.
For those don't know, the Defense of Marriage Act was signed in 1996 and stated that marriage could only be between one man and one women. For years proponents of marriage equality have been fighting against the law and have recently enjoyed newfound support in both the political and social realm.
"DOMA presents a number of problems for businesses like EA," it states on the official EA release. "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."
"Electronic Arts has joined with dozens of leading US employers in signing an amicus brief that opposes the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and urges the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find portions of the Act unconstitutional."
EA joins at least 40 other companies who have come out to state their support to the challenge including Gap, Google and Starbucks.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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