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EA steps up opposition against law that prevents gay marriage
EA steps up opposition against law that prevents gay marriage
January 29, 2013 | By Mike Rose

January 29, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Last year, numerous video game companies banded together to oppose the United States' Defense of Marriage Act. Now Electronic Arts has gone a step further, joining the Human Rights Campaign in a stand against DOMA.

The act defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman, and stands as one of the largest obstacles against gay marriage in the country. EA says that DOMA is discriminatory, hurts morale, and even creates some uncomfortable tax issues within its organization.

EA is now part of "The Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal", a coalition movement against the act which includes companies like Marriott, eBay and Thomson Reuters. The organization wants marriage equality for everyone through the proposed "Respect for Marriage Act."


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Damien Foletto
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness applies to EVERYONE. I know EA takes a lot of flak, but they get a +10 from me on this issue. DOMA is appalling in this day and age.

Evan Bell
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Yep more sinister machinations from the most evil corporation in the US(circa 2012). EA has long been an advocate for equality internally and with external efforts(like Pride participation).

EA contributed to "It gets better" awhile back too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnaqGCY28_k

EA has been pretty consistent on this issue if not always the most visible advocate.

Dimitri Del Castillo
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Now they just need to join us in opposition to SecureROM.


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