Apple, Facebook, Google, And Other Tech Titans Ask Supreme Court For Marriage Equality

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By Nicole Arce
March 5, 2015

Apple, Facebook, Google, and hundreds of other companies filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief to urge the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across all states.

Susan Baker Manning of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius filed the brief on behalf of 379 firms, both multinational firms and small, family-owned businesses from a variety of industries, including technology, banking, entertainment, travel, services, and health care.

The groups argue that inconsistency in state laws regarding same-sex marriage “creates legal uncertainty and imposes unnecessary costs and administrative complexities on employers, and requires differential employer treatment of employees” and “breeds unnecessary confusion, tension, and diminished employee morale.”

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