Today’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the legality of same-sex marriage was the culmination of decades of struggle. And, in the end, even big business came out in support.
A scan of the 379 corporations and employer organizations that filed amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage reveals strong support from the technology and retail industries.
“Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads a brief filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law treatment.”
So a tip of the hat to the following tech-related and retail companies for helping to fight the good fight by filing amicus briefs with the Court: Akamai Technologies, Amazon.com, Apple, AT&T, Barnes & Noble, Cablevision Systems, CloudFlare, Comcast Corporation, Corning, CVS, DirecTV, eBay, Electronic Arts, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Groupon, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft, MWW Public Relations, Nike, Office Depot, Pandora Media, Staples, Symantec, Target, Tech Data, Twitter, Verizon Communications and The Walt Disney Company.