EA joins HRC business coalition to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

Tuesday, 29th January 2013 16:06 GMT By Nick Akerman

Electronic Arts announced it has joined a coalition of businesses that aim to end federal discrimination against legally married gay and lesbian couples.

The Human Rights Campaign is striving to abolish The Defense of Marriage Act, and EA is joining “The Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal”, as reported by Game Politics.

A number of huge business have joined the campaign, which is being referred to as the “Respect for Marriage Act.” Other companies involved include eBay, Marriot and Thomson Reuters.

For detailed information on the HRC, head on over here.



  1. The Auracle

    Good stuff!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    Nick, you should change that right away.

    They’re in no way in support of the DOMA, they are very much against it.

    Being in support of DOMA is denying gays their rights.


    My bad, I didn’t quite catch the “Respect” thing, that’s a bit confusing. But how does it come “via” the Defense of Marriage Act?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Nick Akerman

    Small miswording. Edited! :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    Thanks man, that’s a lot easier to understand for dumb guys like me :P

    I just had no idea they called the campaign the “Respect for Marriage Act”. That sounds pompous enough to be a Republican bill all its own.

    Oh well, good on EA for getting on the right side of history.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Nick Akerman

    No worries dude, I should have been clearer in the first place. It’s all very complicated if you ask me. :P

    #5 2 years ago
  6. TheWulf

    Well then. I can’t say that that’s completely unexpected as it’s been clear what BioWare’s attitude is, at least. Still, that is nice of them.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The Juice707

    Hmm… This sounds gay, EA.
    I must be a troll.
    I’m not really…

    #7 2 years ago

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