Apple joins fight to persuade Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8

Tue, Feb 26, 2013


It’s no secret that Apple has long been a champion of gay rights, which makes it not at all surprising that Apple was one of 60 companies to lend its support to a recent filing on gay marriage that will be presented to the Supreme Court of the United States.

As it stands now, the Court is currently looking into the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 which is intent on defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Back in 2008, Apple donated $100,000 to fight proposition 8.

Arguments before the justices will go down on March 26.

The corporate group, which also includes Facebook and Intel Corp. will argue in its brief that gay-marriage bans in 41 states harm workplace morale and undermine recruiting.

“No matter how welcoming the corporate culture, it cannot overcome the societal stigma institutionalized by Proposition 8 and similar laws,” the companies will argue.

Other companies lending their support to the cause include AIG, Office Depot, Panasonic, and Oracle.

via Bloomberg


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