The heart of tech

This article was published on March 6, 2015


Facebook, Google, Apple and hundreds of big companies come together to support marriage equality

Facebook, Google, Apple and hundreds of big companies come together to support marriage equality
Amanda Connolly
Story by

Amanda Connolly

Reporter

Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and ed Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and editorial at the Web Summit. She’s interested in all things tech, with a particular fondness for lifestyle and creative tech and the spaces where these intersect. Twitter

379 of the biggest companies in the world, including Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have teamed up to file a brief in the US Supreme Court in support of marriage equality.

The brief was filed yesterday by the Morgan Lewis law firm; it makes a business case to legalize same-sex marriage in the US. The brief states that the current legal standing on same-sex marriage is a burden on employers and employees and makes it “increasingly hard to conduct business.”

The justices will hear arguments for the case in April and a ruling will follow at a later date.

➤ Brief of 379 Employers and Organizations Representing Employers as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners. [Engadget]

Also tagged with