Three game publishers oppose DOMA by signing the amicus curiae (friend of the court). As the article on The Escapist says, EA’s reasons are both moral and pragmatic, citing both making same-sex couples second classes citizens, and couple that with the beaucratic nightmare that same-sex couples create for companies, along with the problems of crossing state lines and one state honoring a same-sex marriage, and the other not–it’s a mess. It’s at once heartening to see some companies take a stand against such a clearly biased piece of legislation, but at the same time a little disheartening to that only 3 game industry companies made the effort. Others that we might have expected have remained silent on the subject. Still, it’s something.
The 3 publishers join just shy of 300 other US companies who also signed the Amicus curiae to have DOMA repealed. DOMA’s controversial wording legally defines marriage as between a man and a woman, which as you can imagine makes same sex marriages challenging. There are only a few states that allow same sex marriages, and many of same-sex opponents site DOMA as reasoning for not allowing same-sex marriages in their states. Revoking the DOMA would go a long way to promoting true equality under the law in United States.
I know for this gaymer and his gaymer partner, the sooner that this ridiculous piece of legislation dies, the better.
Via: The Escapist