Thursday, February 28, 2013

Corporate executives urge Supreme Court to take down DOMA, support marriage equality

Erik Eckholm is reporting that a large group of corporate executives have called for the Supreme Court to end legal proscriptions against federal benefits for same-sex couples, in a “Business Day” story in the New York Times Feb. 28, link here
The executives have joined a number of prominent GOP members of Congress and other officials in calling for the Court to rule for marriage equality.

The main incentive seems to be financial.  Employers who offer benefits to same-sex couples have to pay for them with pre-tax dollars and face complicated reporting and processing.
The turnaround of a lot of the “conservative” community on same-sex marriage is quite remarkable, and seems to be taking place quickly – for primarily economic reasons.  Sometimes a strenuous economy helps. 

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