Skip to navigationSkip to content

Every US company arguing for the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage

Anti-Proposition 8 protesters wave a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, March 26, 2013. Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court, both viewed as potential swing votes on the right of gay couples to marry, raised doubts about California's gay marriage ban on Tuesday as they questioned a lawyer defending the ban. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXXY6A
Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
The ball’s in the Supreme Court now.
By Zach Wener-Fligner
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Nearly 400 companies and organizations have signed a brief of amici curiae to a US Supreme Court case arguing for marriage equality for same-sex couples.

The court will debate two questions: one, whether states must allow same-sex marriages within the state, and two, whether states must recognize same-sex marriages carried out in other states.

The court will hear arguments on April 28 for the case, Obergefell v. Hodges. The initial suit was filed on behalf of James Obergefell, a man who legally married his longtime partner, John Arthur, in Maryland and then returned to their home in Ohio. When Arthur died in 2013, Obergefell was not recognized as a surviving spouse because his marriage was not valid in Ohio.

On March 5, a brief was filed (pdf) on behalf of 379 companies arguing that discriminatory laws against same sex couples are unfair as well as complicated and expensive.

The signatories include Silicon Valley corporations such as Apple, Google, and Facebook; financial firms such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley; other large corporations such as General Electric, Nike, Disney, and Coca-Cola; and a number of smaller firms, companies, and advocacy groups.

Here’s the complete list (on mobile, swipe horizontally to see more companies):

A.L. Nella & Company
A.T. Kearney
Aardema Whitelaw
Acacia Home LLC
Aetna Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals
AJ Leo Electric and Solar
Akamai Technologies
Alaska Airlines
Alcoa Inc.
Amazon Services Inc.
American Airlines Group Inc.
American Apparel
American Express Company
American International Group
Aparicio-Mercado Law
Apple Inc.
AppNexus Inc.
Arbor Brewing Company
Arnold & Porter LLP
Aspen Skiing Company
Assemble Sound LLC
AT&T Inc.
Atlas Cut Stone
Atticus Circle
The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Avanade Inc.
Bain & Company
Bakehouse Art Complex
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Bank of America
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Barnes & Noble
bebe stores
Belcampo Inc.
Ben & Jerry’s
Big Duck Studio
Bigelow Villa LLC
Billy’s Farm
Bloomberg L.P.
Blue Apron
Blue Heron Ventures
Blue Moon Hotel / Winter Haven Hotel
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Boston Community Capital
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Foundation
Boston Medical Center Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
Brady Mills LLC
BrandQuery LLC
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Broadcom Corporation
Cablevision Systems Corporation
Capital One Financial Corporation
Captain Wendell’s Marine Services LLC
Cardinal Health
Care Resource
CBS Corporation
Central Physical Therapy and Fitness
Charlotte Business Guild
The Chubb Corporation
CIGNA Corporation
Cisco Systems
Citigroup Inc.
City Catering Company
City Lites Neon
The City of Ann Arbor
Civitas Public Affairs Group
Clean Yield Asset Management
CMIT Solutions of Seattle Downtown
The Coca-Cola Company
Cohen & Associates
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Columbia FunMap
Comcast Corporation
The Computer Butler
ConAgra Foods
The Corcoran Group
Corner Brewery
Corning Incorporated
Cox Enterprises
Crazy Misfits Pet Services
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Cummins Inc.
Cupcake Royale
CVS Health Corporation
Dallas Voice
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Danaher Corporation
David J. Jarrett
David Kosar Insurance Agency
David Mack Henderson Income Tax Preparation
DCI Group AZ
Deloitte LLP
Delta Air Lines
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
The Desert Business Association
Deutsche Bank AG
Diageo North America
Domini Social Investments LLC
The Dow Chemical Company
Dreamcatcher Arts and Publishing Ltd.
eBay Inc.
Eldercare Consulting
Electronic Arts Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Event Rents
Everything Real Estate LLC
Express Movers Inc.
Farella Braun + Martel
Fenwick & West LLP
First Data Corporation
1st Security Bank
FIT Technologies
Flanery CPA
Full Court Press Communications
The Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada*
General Electric Company
General Mills
Gilt Groupe Holdings
GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Gleason & Associates Claims Services
Go Factory
Goethel Engelhardt
The Goldman Sachs Group
Google Inc.
Goulston & Storrs
Great Officiants LLC
The Greater Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Chamber
of Commerce
Greater San Diego Business Association
Greater Seattle Business Association
Grossman Marketing Group
Group Health Cooperative
Growing Hope
Harrell Remodeling
The Hartford Financial Services Group
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
Holdredge Wines
Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Horizon Air Industries
House Packard LLC
Ikard Wynne LLP
The Independence Business Alliance
The Inland Northwest Business Alliance
Integrated Archive Systems
Integrity Law Group
Intel Corporation
Intuit Inc.
INUS Group
Jackson Hole Group LLC
Jagod Designs
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jenn T. Grace International LLC
Jennifer Brown Consulting
JetBlue Airways Corporation
The Jim Henson Company
Johnson & Johnson
Jonathan L. Bowman
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Julian Chang Consulting photography
The Kathy A. Janssen Foundation
Keir Jones Agency – State Farm
Keker & Van Nest LLP
KEO Marketing Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
Kollmar Sheet Metal Works
Kotzan Chiropractic
Lambda Business Association
Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecologic Oncology
Larson Marketing & Communications LLC
Laughton Properties
Law Offices of Joel L. Sogol
Law Office of Lisa E. Schuchman
Law Office of Lorie L. Burch
Law Offices of Robin L. Bodiford
The Law Office of Susan K. Fuller
Levi Strauss & Co.
Liberty Burger
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Life & Love Celebrations
Link in the Chain Foundation
Littler Mendelson
The Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Lori Karbal et al
The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Main Street Hair Shoppe Ltd.
Marriott International
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
McGraw Hill Financial
McKesson Corporation
McKinsey & Company
Merca Property Management
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Microsoft Corporation
The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Miller & Olson
Miller Shelton Group
MillerCoors LLC
Mona Smith PLLC
Moody’s Corporation
Morgan Miller Plumbing
Morgan Stanley
MWW Public Relations
NAMI Dallas
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Neumann Capital Management
The New England Patriots
New Leaf Columbus
New York Life Insurance Company
Nifty Hoops
Nixon Peabody LLP
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce
Northrop Grumman Corporation
OBOX Solutions
Office Depot
The Ogilvy Group
ONE Community Media
1 Source Consulting Solutions
Oracle America
Orbitz Worldwide
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Outerwall Inc.
Pakmode Publications
d/b/a Pakmode Media + Marketing
Pandora Media
Peabody & Arnold LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pfizer Inc.
Pixelligent Technologies LLC
Plexus Education Foundation
Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce
Portland Area Business Association*
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The PrintingWorks
Pro-Tec Data
Procter & Gamble
ProTrials Research
Prudential Financial
Puma Spring Vineyards
Qualcomm Incorporated
RAFI Architecture and Design
Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
Ralph’s Regal Weddings
Ray Holley Communications
RBC Capital Markets
Restaurant Management Concepts
Reverberate! Marketing Communications
Rising Tide Brewing Company
RJR Photography
Robert H Stutz Jr CPA
Rockwell Automation
Rotella & Hernandez
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
Sadek Bonahoom PLC
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
The San Francisco Giants
The Seattle Lesbian
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Sempra Energy
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shingles Roofing LLC
Skellenger Bender
Skyworks Solutions
Sleeves Up Productions
Spectra Law PS
Spry Vision
St. Jude Medical
Starbucks Corporation
Starrtek LLC
State Street Corporation
Steven Graves Insurance Agency
Stonewall Behavioral Health
Stonewall Columbus
Stuffed Cakes
Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company
Sweet Dixie Kitchen
Symantec Corporation
Taber Food Services
dba Hobee’s California Restaurants
The Tampa Bay Rays
Target Corporation
TD Bank
TD Securities (USA) LLC
Tech Data Corporation
Thinking Cap Communications & Design
Third Point LLC
Thomson Reuters
Tiwary Entertainment Group LLC
TNT Promotions
TOCA Events
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
206 Inc.
The Ultimate Software Group
United Air Lines
United Therapeutics Corporation
Uptown Physicians Group
VCB Consulting & Accounting Services
Verizon Communications Inc.
Viacom Inc.
Visa Inc.
W. M. Martin Advertising
W.W. Grainger
W/S Development Associates LLC
Walsh Wellness Center
The Walt Disney Company
Wasserman Media Group
Wells Fargo & Company
Whey Natural! USA LLC
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Witeck Communications
The Workplace Equality Index
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Xerox Corporation
Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
Zynga Inc.

📬 A periodic dispatch from the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in NYC.

By providing your email, you agree to the Quartz Privacy Policy.