Some big-name tech companies are adding their support for same-sex marriage and making the case that banning these unions deters employee recruitment efforts.
Dozens of companies, including Apple, Facebook, eBay, and Intel, will file an amicus brief -- a court document field by an interested group that is not actually a party to the case -- on Thursday to declare their support, Fortune reported today.
Facebook publicly announced its support through a message on its "LGBTQ@Facebook" page.
"This week, Facebook is proudly joining many other businesses in submitting briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting same-sex marriage," the message read. "The briefs explain to the Court how the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 discriminate against employees in same-sex marriages and create undue burdens on companies and employees."
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