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Apple asks Supreme Court for marriage equality across the U.S.

Apple asks Supreme Court for marriage equality across the U.S.

Apple has long been in favor of LGBT rights. Photo: Bonhams

Apple was among a group of almost 400 companies which yesterday filed a so-called “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that same-sex couples should have just as much of a right to marry as anyone else.

Interestingly, the brief doesn’t just focus on moral or ethical reasons that the Supreme Court should be on the right side of history, but actually makes a business case for the legalization of gay marriage; arguing that the confusing legality around the issue “places significant burdens on employers and their employees — making it increasingly hard to conduct business.”

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Apple, Facebook, Intel, Nike Urge White House & Supreme Court To Protect Gay Marriage

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Apple is an LGBT-friendly company that embraces all sorts of people as long as they are committed to excellence, so it’s bracing to see that they are urging the Supreme Court to support legalizing gay marriage.

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