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Dozens of big U.S. companies to back gay marriage
Fortune ^ | February 26, 2013 | Roger Parloff

Posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:36 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian

On Thursday, dozens of American corporations, including Apple, Alcoa, Facebook, eBay, Intel, and Morgan Stanley will submit an amicus brief in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case broadly arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that laws banning same-sex marriages, like California's ballot initiative Proposition 8, are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. According to a draft copy obtained by Fortune, the companies argue that such laws "send an unmistakeable signal that same-sex couples are in some way inferior to opposite-sex couples, a proposition that is anathema to amici's commitment to equality and fair treatment to all." At least 60 companies had committed to signing the brief as of Tuesday evening, according to Joshua Rosenkranz, who is counsel of record on the brief and head of the Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. That number is expected to rise by Thursday, however, according to Rosenkranz. Others who have already committed to sign include AIG, Becton Dickinson, Cisco, Cummins, Kimpton, Levi Strauss, McGraw Hill, NCR, Nike, Office Depot, Oracle, Panasonic, Qualcomm, and Xerox. (Update: Verizon and Cablevision have now joined.)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: celebrateperversity; corporateliberalism; corporations; culturewar; downourthroats; homosexualagenda; proposition8; samesexmarriage; spotthetroll; ssm; thetrollsfoolnoone
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There have been a lot of threads on the Prop. 8 briefing, but I don't think this one has been posted yet.
1 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:37 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian
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To: BuckeyeTexan

SCOTUS ping.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 4:56:58 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Why don’t these businesses focus on providing goods and services at competitive prices - ya know, business?


3 posted on 03/05/2013 4:57:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

This is absolutely disheartening. It’s impossible NOT to do business with any of these companies.

Lord, have mercy on our nation. Forgive our sins & convert hearts. Amen.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 4:57:56 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Frightening. Corporate America lined up against the people’s vote. And yes, traditional marriage IS superior to gay marriage. This is a preposterous misuse of our Constitution.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:31 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

To add my two cents, whether I believe in it or not, I will cease doing any business with any company that lends support to the Zero on any social issue at all.

I’m ready to bite off my nose to spite my face.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:50 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
They can submit all the briefs they want - it won't change several billion years of biological history.
 
 
 
Sex, Evolution and Behavior
By Martin Daly and Margo Wilson
 
 
Got Socio-Biological Fitness?
 
 "Gay" penguins don't - not even in the San Francisco zoo
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=San+Francisco+gay+penguins
 
FAIL.

7 posted on 03/05/2013 5:00:32 PM PST by TArcher
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To: Army Air Corps

Corporations, like citizens can exercise their First Amendment Rights.


8 posted on 03/05/2013 5:00:56 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Lurking Libertarian
The brief itself (PDF) is here. The list of signing companies is right after the cover (it takes up 3 pages).
9 posted on 03/05/2013 5:02:16 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

These companies deserve the coming stock market crash.


10 posted on 03/05/2013 5:03:35 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Why would companies with commercial interests fool around with something like the gay marriage issue? I don’t think they would. Do you?


11 posted on 03/05/2013 5:05:00 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Lurking Libertarian
unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses

Sexual preference isn't listed in the constitution. Neither is discrimination against political affiliation (which we saw when Bush won).

There are members of the lavender mafia within the higher offices of our nation's corporations. One of the Microsoft bigwigs had a hundred thousand sex dungeon in his home. No kids, what else was he supposed to do with the playroom?

12 posted on 03/05/2013 5:06:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

They can call it marriage if they like I will not accept it as marriage, it is just sex in its filthiest form.

If other wish to accept it that is their choice, let them do their sick acts of forbidden sex I will not call it marriage.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 5:06:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Surprize, surprize, surprize. Even though I don’t see my former employer listed I do know that they cover “your same sex domestic partner” in regards to health benefits and survivor benefits. But, if you got a common law wife you’ve been with for 25 years............ Too bad. ABBBsolutely absurd.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 5:08:29 PM PST by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Gays have a lot of leverage in the marketplace.
Remember most of our younger citizens have received a progressive education.

Most any company that wants to sell to under 30 somethings will be in trouble if it’s not on “the list”.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 5:08:48 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: OKRA2012
Corporations, like citizens can exercise their First Amendment Rights.

Corporations routinely force such liberal beliefs upon their employees in the form of annual "diversity training" where they are required to echo the corporate talking points that "homosexuality is not a sin".

Is that still "free speech"?

16 posted on 03/05/2013 5:10:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: OKRA2012

I never said they couldn’t.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 5:10:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Any sixth grader can tell you:

A country which oversees, allows and promotes abortion cannot expect anything but this. BO is just a parasite taking advantage of a sick culture. Agter him there’ll be another. There is an answer to the problem.

Can’t have abortion AND good leaders/God’s grace. t’s etiher or.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 5:15:17 PM PST by stanne
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To: Lurking Libertarian
". . . big U.S. companies to back gay marriage"

How did that work out for JC Penny's new CEO who immediately made Ellen DeGenerate their national spokesman a year ago?

One Year Chart

yitbos

19 posted on 03/05/2013 5:15:40 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
It has been posted but I forgot to read the full list, so thanks.

equality and fair treatment to all

The left's bogus retort to the Ten Commandments and Biblical injunctions against immorality. They replace an absolute moral code and natural law with a relativistic system where anything is justified based on "fairness". This is 100% man's law, not God's. This permits redefinition of the family and justification of collective good (through income and asset redistribution) and special rights of the minority group member based on behavior, however perverse, and even child vs. parent.

I sort of remember a prophecy from years ago that warned exactly this was coming. It would fool a lot of people. The prophecy also mentioned the devoutness toward nature (neo-pagan green stuff that many of the companies espouse). Sorry, I can't remember the exact source.

20 posted on 03/05/2013 5:16:20 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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