The Human Rights Campaign announced “a new Business Coalition for DOMA repeal,” made up of "13 Fortune 500 companies." EA is one of those companies. Other companies include eBay, Armani Exchange, Marriott International Inc., and others.
No other game companies were part of the group.
“All companies in the Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal support the Respect for Marriage Act,” Makuch explains, “which repeals DOMA and recognizes all legal marriages for federal purposes.”
This is not EA’s first time against DOMA. In the summer of 2012, EA, Microsoft, and Zynga (among other, non-gaming companies) signed a joint amicus brief that showed their opposition to the Act.
The Defense of Marriage Act, enacted in 1996 by the federal government, is an act that defines marriage as strictly between a man and a woman. The Obama administration has fought this act, finding the third clause—where the definition of “marriage” is contained”—as unconstitutional.
For more information, you can read Makuch’s original article here.