EA and Microsoft Join in the Challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act

Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Zynga have joined a number of high-profile corporations and cities, including Starbucks, Google and the Gap, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, in filing an amicus brief in opposition to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriages legally recognized in the United States as existing between a man and a woman. The Act’s requirements, they say, are burdensome because they force companies to comply with “discrimination complications” that are “injurious to the corporate mission.”

The brief contributes to a pending case in the California 9th Circuit federal Court of Appeals that may be destined for a hearing at the Supreme Court level, which would settle the Act’s constitutionality. If you’re curious to learn more, you can read EA’s official statement here and the amicus brief here.

Source: Kotaku