Skip to comments.Google, Facebook, Amazon Among 200 Businesses Filing Brief Supporting Gay Marriage
Posted on 02/27/2013 11:01:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
More than 200 of the biggest businesses in America, including Google and Microsoft, said on Wednesday that they will file a brief in support of gay marriage with the Supreme Court.
Yahoo News reported that those companies include Microsoft Corp, Google Inc, Starbucks Corp, Pfizer Inc, Amazon.com, Citigroup Inc. and Thomson Reuters Corp, among others.
Facebook, Morgan Stanley and Intel have already announced their support for gay marriage.
The Supreme Court will take a look at two separate cases on March 26 and March 27 that will examine Proposition 8, the California law that banned gay marriage in 2008, as well as the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed by former President Bill Clinton, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
Several outcomes are possible as a result of a review of these laws. Traditional marriage can be reinstated on a federal level if DOMA is upheld, states can be granted the right to continue making their own laws regarding marriage, or they can even be banned from making same-sex marriage illegal on a state level.
President Barack Obama has long made his views clear that he is not a supporter of DOMA, and in May last year he publicly announced that he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to get married.
On Friday, the Obama administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court against DOMA, urging the justices to strike down the federal law which keeps the government from recognizing same-sex couples legally married in states.
"Section 3 of DOMA violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection," argued Solicitor General Donald Verrill. "The law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples who are legally married under state law an array of important federal benefits that are available to legally married opposite-sex couples. Because this discrimination cannot be justified as substantially furthering any important governmental interest, Section 3 is unconstitutional."
A number of conservative groups remain opposed to redefining marriage in America, and hope that the national trend in recent years which has seen nine U.S. states, as well as D.C., legalize gay marriage does not continue.
"The Supreme Court has made clear that defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is constitutional as a matter of public policy," said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Austin R. Nimocks.
"Thus, Congress and President Clinton acted constitutionally when DOMA was enacted. The wisest course is for the Supreme Court to resist demands to prematurely end the national debate over the future of marriage. The court should respect the freedom of both Congress and citizens to affirm a bedrock social institution that diverse cultures and faiths have honored throughout the history of Western Civilization."
Which is, after all, what the queers are after.
From "It's none of your business what I do in my bedroom!" to "You're going to support and pay for what I do in my bedroom!" in one generation.
Funny, I thought those companies were providing other services other than supporting gay marriage.
RE: From “It’s none of your business what I do in my bedroom!” to “You’re going to support and pay for what I do in my bedroom!” in one generation.
Oscar Wilde used to call it the “Love that dare not speak its name”. Now it’s the Love that won’t shut the F up.
A woman cannot be a husband, and a man cannot be a wife. It’s that simple. Language is what it is. The fact that two men cannot be joined as husband and wife or two women is simply a matter of reality.
This is not surprising. Businesses are amoral and profit seeking. It’s up to us to set the standard and keep them to it.
Parents have surrendered their kids to the state and the state teaches ungodliness because God is their only competition.
I guess it is just the in thing for idiots to have a gay friend to brag about..Like ever thing else it will pass...
This is a slap in the face of YHVH. The world hates him and those of his Kingdom.
This is what has come of the Constintinized modern church, which teaches that Yeshua the living Torah, came to do away with the Torah (himself). Torah’s primary meaning is instruction as law. Modern man/church have decided that they can decide right/wrong based upon reason or common sense. We are reaping the result of this twisted (on purpose) doctrine.
Some lawless folks say they want to become like Yeshua, which is impossible given He lived and is the Torah.
An exception would be the Koch brothers who tried to get Obama out of the oval office. But why is it always conservative institutions and the middle class that has to fight for gun rights, or free speech, or all the rights we enjoy, and we get no help from the wealthy in America? The left certainly gets lots of help from wealthy liberals and their foundations. But American conservative business leadership is completely quiet. Their silence is as good as being complicit in the opinions of those like Ayn Rand.