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ea_logo_rainbow_news_header_723X250.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Jul 18, 2012

EA Joins Coalition Of Businesses In Opposing The Burdens Created By The Defense Of Marriage Act

Electronic Arts has joined with dozens of leading US employers in signing an amicus brief that opposes the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and urges the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find portions of the Act unconstitutional.

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.

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Comments (14)

  1. +6 -3
    Good to see EA taking a stand against this act. :)
    Jul 18, 2012
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  2. +5 -12
    Well, I'm not supporting this, that's mean I'm not supporting EA anymore!
    Jul 19, 2012
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    1. Comment Flagged +1 -11
      dislike this comment as much as you like .. Blessus is right...DOMA protects this planets future.. how does a marriage without 1 Man and 1 Woman work.. Answer: It DOESN'T.. and to consider it unconstitutional is an insult to every "Straight" person worldwide.. I'm with you on this one Bless.. a completely disgusting act by EA..
      Jul 20, 2012
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    2. +5 -1
      Is it as disgusting as your despicable comment? As a straight person, please speak for yourself, dont include me in your comment.
      Jul 20, 2012
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  3. +4 -1
    As much as some of the practices EA has been doing lately have ticked me off, this makes up for everything.
    Jul 19, 2012
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  4. +3 -2
    This is awesome news, go EA!
    Jul 20, 2012
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  5. +6 -5
    I think this is idiotic. I don't care about gay marriage one way or the other. People can do whatever they want as long as it doesn't affect me, but does ELECTRONIC ARTS really need to come out with a friggin' political stance? Does EVERYTHING have to become political? Can't you just make video games? Why don't you worry more about the horrible rented server situation that's ruining Battlefield and less about gay marriage, abortion, a green initiative or any of that other stuff?
    Jul 20, 2012
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    1. +2 0
      How about you read before you comment? This isnt just EA, its EA and other companies expressing how DOMA compromises their ability to function as a company by forcing them to discriminate against their own employers. I usually try to stay level headed on the internet, but seriously, think before you comment.
      Jul 20, 2012
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  6. +2 -4
    While it's a personal choice for me not to support gay marriage for reasons I believe others with an open mind see as valid (I've had huge discussions before), I most certainly do not support the oppression of gay persons as that is wrong. Whether we disagree with they way the conduct themselves, that gives us no right to treat them any less than human as that just goes against most people's moral code. That being said, a law shouldn't define people, that's why I could care less about DOMA.
    Jul 20, 2012
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  7. +1 -6
    EA as GAME company that makes a lot of games for children is being irresponsible by taking a ADULT political stance such as support for gay 'marriage'. I do not agree with this move and EA should be politically neutral. EA runs the risk of political victimization and they themselves victimizing other who do not share their view point. I oppose this stance by EA! No I wont foolishly boycott EA and their products. But I surely WILL make my views be seen. EA should stay out of political headlines!
    Jul 20, 2012
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  8. +4 0
    Thank you EA for standing up for the dignity and equality of your talented workforce. Please do not spend a moment mourning the utterly asinine detractors.
    Jul 20, 2012
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  9. +2 0
    As a gamer, an indie game designer and an artist I know it is important that every voice is heard. I have enjoyed many EA games because I feel that my voice is being heard and I can be true to myself. EA, while I disagree with some of your approaches to business I have a deep level of respect for you standing up for my rights, my dignity and being a strong voice for my community. Thank you.
    Jul 21, 2012
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  10. +2 -3
    really EA i hate this. conforming to what this sinfful culture wants. no no no!!!!!!!
    Jul 21, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      Ugh, catch up. People were saying the same thing about Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights100 & 50 years ago, respectively. I urge you to *seriously* rethink your position on this. Recall, too, that eating shellfish and wearing clothing of mixed fibers is equally "sinful" (Leviticus). EA - you rule for this. I especially love the rainbow backdrop! :)
      Jul 22, 2012
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  11. +4 0
    So behind all of the rushed games and forced DLC, EA isn't all bad. Touché, EA. Touché......
    Jul 22, 2012
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  12. +1 -1
    WHAT EA this is for gamers for gaming not some gay sopporting website, this realy makes me mad
    Jul 27, 2012
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  13. +1 0
    haber yeni haberler den haberiniz olsun...
    Jul 29, 2012
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  14. 0 0
    I'm happy with this EA decision because an enterprise can - there is no any problem, I believe - to consider the respect for all the gamers and employees. Gays persons also buy games (in fact, the best EA games has characters who can be gay, if the gamer choose that. It's innovation; It's freedom! Is there anyone who can't see this? Really?!). We must just understand (don't matter very much superficilal opinions, here) that it's about Rights; About respect! Not a trivial like/dislike question.
    Aug 9, 2012
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