See what companies are saying about the end of the Defense of Marriage Act, overturned today on June 26, 2013.
“I’m proud that our country is moving in the right direction, and I’m happy for so many of my friends and their families. #PrideConnectsUs.” – CEO Mark Zuckerberg
“Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today.”
“Google is fully supportive of equal rights for all.”
“Today’s decision turns the page on a law that made it more difficult for us to treat all of our employees, regardless of sexual orientation, equally. Microsoft joined dozens of corporations, organizations and governments in support of the challenge to DOMA because of the significant costs and administrative burdens it imposed on employers and because it interfered with our efforts to promote diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace.”
“HP has more than 30 years of partnership with and participation in pride events, and works throughout the year to build and strengthen HP as an organization that values all employees, customers and communities. Our sponsorship at San Francisco Pride this year is a great example of how HP is committed to diversity and to creating a flexible, inclusive environment for everyone inside and outside of the company.”
“Equality is a core value of the company. Starbucks has offered domestic partner benefits to our partners for more than two decades. That said, we are very pleased with today’s ruling. Starbucks always puts our people first, and we will continue to advocate for equality inclusion.”
Ben & Jerry’s:
“We are proud that today’s Supreme Court rulings are an historic step forward on the road to marriage equality.”
MondelÄ“z International, aka makers of the Oreo
“At MondelÄ“z International, being open and inclusive is one of our core values and essential to our growth strategy. Our commitment includes welcoming each employee’s unique skills and perspectives. And it extends beyond the workplace, too, where we have a long history of support for underrepresented communities. We heartily support equal rights for LGBT people.”
Levi Strauss & Co.:
“We applaud the Supreme Court’s decisions in today’s historic rulings. Though the struggle is far from over, today is a pivotal step forward in the on-going fight for marriage equality.”
Johnson & Johnson:
“We are pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision… We believe that all lawfully married employees should be treated by our company in the same way.”
“UBS is pleased with today’s decision, as our firm is committed to equality for all our employees and maintaining an inclusive workplace. We were proud to be one of the firms who signed the amicus brief in support of the repeal of DOMA.”
“As a signatory to the amicus brief in support of Edith Windsor and the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act, Citi welcomes today’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Citi promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced and where our differences are valued and respected.”
“Orbitz has a long-history and deep commitment to promoting tolerance, non-discrimination and equality as an integral part of our employment practices as well as our marketing efforts… we applaud today’s Supreme Court decision.”
“We have a history of promoting inclusion and diversity in the workplace, bringing together people with unique life experiences, cultures and backgrounds to promote a creative, innovative and collaborative environment. We have a strong commitment to respecting one another, treating employees equally and creating workplace equality.”
“Today’s decisions help define who we are as a people, whether or not we are part of the group directly affected.” – Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein
Earlier this year, a number of businesses signed a Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal, led by the Human Rights Campaign.
Those early supporters include:
A|X Armani Exchange, Aetna Inc., Alcoa Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Diageo North America, eBay Inc., Electronic Arts, Expedia Inc., Group Health Cooperative, Hyatt Hotels Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC, Marriott International, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Prudential Financial Inc., Replacements, Ltd., Sun Life Financial U.S., Thomson Reuters, and WeddingWire.
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