Major Companies Come Together In Support Of DOMA Repeal
Written by Instinct Staff |
Monday, 28 January 2013
|Tags: business coalition for doma repeal, doma, hrc, human rights campaign, marriott, ebay, fortune 500 companies|
Thirteen major companies have come together in support of the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal, formed by the Human Rights Campaign, includes six Fortune 500 companies.
Details after the jump.
"Marriott International Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. are among at least 13 companies throwing their support behind an effort to repeal a U.S. law that defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
Corporations such as Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Inc., the third-biggest U.S. health insurer, and EBay Inc., the San Jose, California-based operator of the world’s largest online marketplace, also have joined a coalition put together by the Human Rights Campaign, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in Washington. Six of the 13 coalition members are Fortune 500 companies."
David Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Marriott, says: “We are proud of our longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal treatment of all our employees within our benefits programs. Joining the Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal affirms that commitment, and we urge Congress to pass this important legislation.”