Electronic Arts has joined other leading games companies in opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The US legislation, which was passed under the administration of Bill Clinton, defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman.
"DOMA presents a number of problems for businesses like EA, as it creates regulatory, tax, and discrimination complications for employers, and that’s why we’re standing against it. The underlying lawsuit impacts all employers no matter how big or small, and no matter the industry, and we encourage other business to join these efforts," said EA in an official statement.
Other games companies such as Microsoft and Zynga have joined EA in signing an Amicus Brief – a document of interested but uninvolved parties stating their opposition.
In 2011, the Obama administration stated that it would no longer defend the section of DOMA in court. EA is urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find portions of the Act unconstitutional.
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