Same-gender marriage now formally has the backing of much of corporate America.
An astounding 379 companies signed an amicus brief that was filed on Thursday urging the Supreme Court to “affirm a uniform principle that all couples share in the right to marry.”
The brief makes the business case for such a decision, saying, “Employees with partners of the same sex should be permitted to marry if they so choose, and then should be treated identically to their married heterosexual counterparts.
State laws that require otherwise impose a significant burden on us and harm our ability to attract and retain the best employees. Such laws force businesses to uphold discriminatory laws that run counter to important corporate values. In the end, economic growth suffers.”