Published on January 30th, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor0
EA Joins Defense of Marriage Act Opposition Group
The Defense of Marriage Act was enacted by the federal government in 1996, and legally defines marriage as a joint union between one man and one woman. The Obama administration found that the act’s third section to be unconstitutional.
Last summer, EA, Microsoft and Zynga stated their opposition for DOMA by signing a joint amicus brief.
According to the Human Rights Campaign EA joins eBay, Armani Exchange and Marriott International Inc. to oppose the act. EA is the only video game company that has joined the group, but it is worth noting that it is stepping up in efforts to oppose the act and join in the new Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal. The coalition is a group made up of 13 fortune 500 companies, including Electronic Arts.