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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:14 AM

Corporations Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Embrace Gay Marriage

Source: Reuters

Corporations Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Embrace Gay Marriage

By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON | Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:57am GMT

Feb 27 (Reuters) - More than 200 businesses will urge the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to strike down a federal law that restricts the definition of marriage to heterosexual unions.

Lawyers representing the businesses said they would file a brief in the case.

Companies including Microsoft Corp, Google Inc , Starbucks Corp and Pfizer Inc are among those that joined the brief. Others included Aetna Inc , Amazon.com, Inc and Citigroup Inc. Thomson Reuters Corp is another signatory. The Reuters news agency is part of Thomson Reuters.

The companies want the Supreme Court to strike down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/usa-court-gaymarriage-idUKL1N0BQFKC20130227

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Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
Jamastiene Feb 2013 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2013 #2
randome Feb 2013 #10
MillennialDem Feb 2013 #3
eggplant Feb 2013 #4
hootinholler Feb 2013 #5
reflection Feb 2013 #6
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #7
toby jo Feb 2013 #8
4_TN_TITANS Feb 2013 #9

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:19 AM

1. Time to make a visit to the GayTM and do a li'l shopping, it seems.

I don't have a lot to spend, but they certainly deserve what little reciprocal support I can afford. I wonder where I can find the full list?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:19 AM

2. Truly amazing

I never thought I'd see that in my lifetime.

Cynical aside: Never mind the people. When corporations ask the Supreme Court to do something, then you'll see a response.

Seriously, I am delighted by this. The times, they are a-changin'. Okay, why not throw in the video?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:31 AM

10. Corporations have been at the forefront of this for much longer than our government.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:53 AM

3. I'm skeptical. Maybe they just want this as a stepping stone to corporate marriage.

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Response to MillennialDem (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:13 AM

4. Then those weirdo corporations will want to marry their dog. It's a slippery slope I tell you. n/t

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Response to MillennialDem (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:21 AM

5. They already have it

They just call it a merger.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:48 AM

6. I just forwarded this to the troglodytes here at work

who do nothing but fondle their iPhones, spout RW nonsense, and berate anyone who doesn't do either of those. Apple has also signed on to the effort. Love it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:00 AM

7. Can Chic fil A be far behind? How about Murdock news?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:47 AM

8. Has the church got in on this? They're a corporation.

Time to sit back and watch em get taken down. Love it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:53 AM

9. Well, if Big Business wants it

it's a done deal with the Supremes. Glad for my teenage daughter and her girlfriend, this could be big for their future.

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