In a landmark victory for same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the bill passed in 1996 that ruled same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. After voting 5-4 in the decision, the Supreme court justices threw out part of the law that denies federal benefits same-sex couples.
To celebrate the decision, Apple released the following statement to All Things D regarding the Supreme Court ruling:
“Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today.”
In a statement earlier this year, Apple had the following to say about DOMA:
“DOMA hurts legally married same-sex couples and prevents companies from treating all employees as equals. Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we hope the Supreme Court will declare the law unconstitutional.”
The Supreme Court also handed same-sex marriage advocates another victory by clearing the way for gay and lesbian couples in California to marry, by voting 5-4 to dismiss a Prop. 8 appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds.
Source: All Things D