Tag Archives: DOMA
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 22:02 GMT
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.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 | 00:43 BST
EA is the latest of some 40 major US companies and organisations throwing their weight behind an amicus brief to challenge the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). At least two other gaming companies are on board – Zynga and Microsoft – but EA’s public announcement has caught the attention of gamers this morning. The publisher cites business disruptions caused by unequal and possibly unconstitutional portions of DOMA, but the rainbow flag the company is sporting along with its recognised corporate stance for LGBT equality are winning a few hearts.