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CBS, EA, Microsoft and Zynga sign Amicus brief against DOMA

Wednesday, 27th February 2013 22:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gamespot parent company CBS Interactive, EA, Microsoft and Zynga have signed an amicus brief against the US’s Defense of Marriage Act. They’re the only companies directly involved in gaming to get behind the brief, which EA said is impractical for employers, as it forces them to treat same-sex and different-sex partnered employees under different rules. Additionally, Polygon reports EA will further cement its reputation as the most pro-actively anti-homophobic games industry body by hosting a one-day conference on LGBT issues in video games next week.

Thanks, GamePolitics.

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  1. OrbitMonkey

    And yet their rumoured to be signing a deal with Xbox? Have they been on LIVE?

    Those kids yelling fag at you ain’t respecting your lifestyle choice EA!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. No_PUDding

    That’s nice to read :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. theevilaires

    ^ holy crap its No_PUDding :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. mr_krunchi

    Thats great news to hear :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. melonbuster1

    No Sony? ?? Look it seems that EA foundout who the next generation winneris and Sony is the odd man out

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Hunam

    EA are weird when it comes to this. I mean as a company they are every bit as evil as you can expect. Truly horrible people, utterly tolerant to the extreme, but still horrible. They just feel that everyone should bear the burden of their hate equally.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Beta

    That’s good to hear :)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Golden

    What a disgraceful law. Nice one EA & Co

    #8 1 year ago
  9. The_Red

    Sorry but after reading about EA’s plan for micro-transactions, I won’t care about them even if they cured cancer. It’s a nice gesture though and hopefully more people will rally against DOMA.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. No_PUDding

    HEY the evil aires!

    Are you still a mad fanboy?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. theevilaires

    Nope :D

    #11 1 year ago
  12. No_PUDding

    I thought you probably wouldn’t be.

    Passion like that can’t last forever – and on other subjects you were definitely capable of adult discourse.

    #12 1 year ago