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Some may remember that a number of video game companies came together to formally oppose the Defense of Marriage Act last year. The Defense of Marriage Act legally defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This piece of legislation prevents same-sex couples from being legally bound to one another and is the largest road block against gay marriage in the US.

Today, EA took their commitment to getting DOMA repealed to a new level today by joining the Human Rights Campaign with other companies such as Marriott, eBay and Reuters. When asked why they joined the campaign they cited that the legislation is discriminatory, it hurts morale and it creates tax issues when it comes to gay employees. They are therefore officially standing behind the proposed Respect of Marriage Act, which would eliminate DOMA and give same-sex couples more rights as a couple.

 

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