Yeah, this is EA in the USA going against an Act that doesn’t really affect the GLBTI community in Australia or New Zealand at all, but it’s still pretty neat.
Electronic Arts, in their own words, “has joined with dozens of leading US employers in signing an amicus brief that opposes the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and urges the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find portions of the Act unconstitutional.”
“DOMA presents a number of problems for businesses like EA, as it creates regulatory, tax, and discrimination complications for employers, and that’s why we’re standing against it. The underlying lawsuit impacts all employers no matter how big or small, and no matter the industry, and we encourage other business to join these efforts,” EA continued.
We respect and admire EA for such an action, and we’re also pretty sure EA Australia is behind the sentiment 100%. After all, they’re pretty kick-ass. Good on you, EA.