The New England Patriots, San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays have all signed an amicus brief that was filed to the Supreme Court on Thursday in support of same-sex marriage.
The brief was filed by the law firm Morgan Lewis and was signed by 379 employers and organizations representing employers.
The brief points to the fact that there are 13 states currently that do not allow same-sex marriage and argues that "inconsistent" marriage laws across states forces companies to spend time and money toward the administrative systems needed "to differentiate treatment of otherwise indistinguishable employees based on the different marriage laws of the places where they live."
From the brief:
Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships. Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law treatment.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage on April 28.
- Molly Geary