EMC backs repeal of DOMA

Yesterday, EMC joined 277 other employers and organizations in an amicus brief supporting the repeal of the “Defense of Marriage Act”. Congratulations EMC – you continue to make me a very proud employee.

Other notable signers that jumped out to me included:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Citigroup
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Pfizer
  • REI
  • Starbucks
  • Twitter
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Xerox

The brief, while footnote heavy, is quite clear: DOMA is bad for business. The NYT summarizes it up nicely:

Lawyers writing the amicus briefs have hewed closely to the business issues in the case, leaving social and political issues to others. Among them are tax and benefits issues, administrative costs, employee morale and the ability to attract gay employees and to move them to locations where gay marriage is prohibited.

Emphasis mine. Damn right I’m not going to move out of a state where I can get legally married to one where I can’t — and right now that includes California.

Be sure and check out the full brief for the full list of companies (and an impressive use of footnotes).

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