Apple backs gay marriage in statement to US Supreme Court

Macworld Australia Staff
27 February, 2013
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Apple is one of 60 companies filing a statement to the US Supreme Court in support of gay marriage, according to a Bloomberg report.

The group, including FaceBook, Nike and Intel, will present its case in March to the Californian court against Proposition 8 – which banned same-sex unions in 2008 after it was legalised for five months.

“No matter how welcoming the corporate culture, it cannot overcome the societal stigma institutionalized by Proposition 8 and similar laws,” the companies said in a brief supplied to Bloomberg by the law firm representing the group, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe LLP.

Out of the 50 states in the US, 41 outlaw same-sex marriage – bans which harm workplace morale and hinder recruiting, according to the group.

US President Barack Obama has until Thursday to decide which side – if any – he will take on the proposition.



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