February 27, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

The Defense of Marriage Act is more properly entitled The Defense of Bigotry Act.

I was delighted to hear that over 300 corporations filed briefs with the Supreme Court supporting the overturning of DOMA.

Signers include, Apple, Bank of New York, CBS, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Facebook, Google, JetBlue, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co, Liberty Mutual, Marriott International, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NIKE, Pfizer, Starbucks, Twitter, Viacom, Walt Disney Company and Xerox and the cities of Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Santa Monica and Seattle, among others.

The full list is in the brief at the ACLU site.    It starts on page 15.

The rightwing will have to stay at home if they boycott all of them.  Which, by the way, is an idea that gets the Juanita Seal of Approval.

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13 Comments to “No Mo’ DOMA”

  1. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    Not that ole baby chile Tony would have any reason to pay attention to anything he doesn’t agree with himself.

  2. TexasEllen says:

    Good on all those companies! Here’s hoping that DOMA is squashed like a bug.

  3. Sam in Kyle says:

    I’m waiting for James Dobson’s head to explode.

  4. @Sam in Kyle, I’m waiting for Tony Perkins’ head to explode. He has been doing robo calls and traveling around the country fighting to keep gays out of the Scouts.

  5. This decision is long overdue. Anybody who reads the 14th Amendment will see that citizens must be treated equally under the law, state and federal law. No exceptions just because you think they’re icky. DOMA was unconstitutional from the get-go and it’s a shame that it’s gone on this long. I was ashamed of Clinton for signing it.

  6. The thing is, nobody has been able to point to any kind of deletirious (sp?) effect gay marriage would have on anybody who is NOT gay. Will the official joining of two gay guys in the next apartment have any affect on me and my husband? How? Would it turn my husband gay? Or, me? Cause us to get divorced? Why?

    That’s the spurious reason the bigots have given to oppose gay marriage. That it will somehow destroy hetero relationships. Problem, for them, is that it has no effect on the rest of us, at all. Accept for, of course, that we will have to recognize that two men–who have been together for 62 years (see DC) and finally were able to legally register their bond–actually are due appropriate respect from the rest of us.

  7. I followed the links and went to the full brief. I read all of it (much to my own surprise). It’s not hard to understand, and I learned a lot about what same-sex couples and the companies they work for have to deal with because of DOMA.

    At the end there is a brief description of each of the companies if anyone wants to know more about them.

  8. BarbinDC, they support traditional marriage as it was in the Bible– you know, one man and 300 women (and 700 concubines). And child marriage, women being sold into marriage, forbidding interracial marriage, and all those other traditions.

    I wish they’d pay some attention to things that their Jesus actually mentioned, such as helping the poor and sick, and not being rich.

    The only thing I recall Jesus saying about marriage is that anyone who divorced and remarried was committing adultery (Matthew 5:32; 19:9; Mark 10:11; Luke 16:17). So how many of the pro-DOMA crowd are divorced, and how many are crusading against divorce for Biblical reasons…?

  9. @Rhea: You are exactly right. This thing is, I moved into this building in the mid-70s and was surrounded by gay men. I was surprised at how many of them found partners and wanted those relationships to be reconized as legitimate. Then, AIDS hit and really caused such devastation. But, before all that happened, I met a much older couple who had been together for years when one of them died–heart attack. The deceased had been from Texas (!) and had previously married and had children. His “spouse” was just devasted. My eyes were opened in a way that I didn’t think possible.

    I am the last person to judge who should love whom. I really don’t want anybody else too, either.

  10. JJ: We really need a way to edit our comments. Way too many embarrassing typos.

  11. koalaholik says:

    Isn’t that special – I work for AT&T and they aren’t on there, not that it is a surprise. Ever since SBC bought us we have been steadily moving backwards in the treatment of employees. I am glad retirement is only a couple of years away.

  12. Amazon has even shown their support in a classy way. Check out their latest Kindle Paperwhite commercial:

  13. Kenneth Fair says:

    You did notice that one of the companies that signed on as amici is Bain & Company, Inc.? The company from which sprang Mitt Romney and others that eventually formed the separate Bain Capital.