More than 200 corporations are asking the Supreme Court to strike down the law that confines marriage to one man and one woman.
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…
In the brief filed on Wednesday, attorney Sabin Willett wrote that DOMA “requires that employers treat one employee differently from another, when each is married, and each marriage is equally lawful.”
DOMA does not create any uniformity nationwide, Willett said, because 12 states in total either authorize same-sex marriage or recognize marriages that have been performed in other states.
That creates a burden for employers, particularly those who do business nationwide, he added.