Apple praises Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage

Apple, has released a statement in support of this morning's rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, which effectively banned same-sex marriage in the state of California. Speaking with All Things D, and Apple spokesman praised the decisions, calling marriage a civil rights issue.

“Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today,” an Apple spokesman told AllThingsD in a statement.

Back in February, Apple joined other tech companies including Facebook, Google, and Intel in supporting same-sex marriage. At the time, the companies argued that California's ban led to decreased company morale and hurt recruiting efforts.

Source: All Things D

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