Over 300 companies, including the world's largest corporation, signed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage concluded in California, according to the website of the magazine Wired. Total 278 companies have signed the document, among them - Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Adobe, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Disney and others.
The declaration states that equal rights of same-sex and heterosexual couples will positively influence the business. Ban gay marriage affects the relationship between employees and employers, making the latter refers to employees who are part of same-sex unions, other than to participants heterosexual families, the document said. In particular, it is about the unequal taxation and benefits package.
The U.S. Supreme Court in March will begin the deletion of the California federal "Defense of Marriage Act" and the local "Amendment 8." The law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman and allows states not to comply with marriage rights of same-sex couples. "Amendment 8" was approved in a referendum in November 2008, just five months after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed gay marriage in the state. Last Thursday, a letter to the court to allow same-sex marriages in California sent the administration of U.S. President.