Corporations Say DOMA Hurts Their Businesses
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
Corporations are beginning to support gay marriage because the Defense of Marriage Act hurts their bottom lines.
One by one, national corporations like Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing and Google are wading into the once-risky business of taking a position supporting gay marriage in states across the country…
The 48 businesses and nearly two dozen other employer organizations that signed on to a federal court brief opposing DOMA represent a “sea change” in the views of the business community, said Beth Boland, an attorney who worked on the brief.
In the brief, the companies say DOMA, which defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman, is expensive to comply with and forces businesses to treat legally married couples of the same sex differently from couples of different sexes.