Apple releases statement about Supreme Court gay marriage rulings

On June 27, 2013


Apple has always been known as a company that supported minorities and their recent statement once again proves this, following the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse the ban on gay marriage, at the same time the Supreme Court ruled that Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional [PDF].

The Cupertino based company released the following statement to AllThingsD:

Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today.

It is no secret that Apple has long been in favour of gay rights, in the past they have donated money to the “No on 8” campaign in California, furthermore the company has proven to they gay and lesbian employees that they would be treated equally by giving health benefits to same-sex couples.

At the same time other companies such as Google have shown their support by adding a special easter egg to its search results.  The result was that when users search for keywords such as  ‘gay ‘, ‘lesbian’ or ‘bisexual’ the search box was surrounded by a rainbow banner.

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