EA joins coalition to end DOMA

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Electronic Arts has announced that it has joined “The Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal,” a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) seeking to put an end to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

DOMA is a federal law of the United States, passed in 1996, that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman. The Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal seeks to end that by supporting the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill in the United States Congress that would repeal DOMA and require the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in the United States. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 in favor of advancing the Respect for Marriage Act to the Senate floor on November 10, 2011, according to USA Today.

Electronic Arts will stand among many fortune 500 companies, such as Marriott, A|X Armani Exchange, Aetna Inc., Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Diageo North America, eBay Inc. and Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC.

More information regarding The Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal can be found here.

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