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INBA signs marriage equality amicus brief for Supreme Court

The legislative issue over marriage equality is reaching its peak. After the Supreme Court’s announcement in January that it would hear cases concerning marriage equality during this term, organizations of all magnitudes are anticipating the historic ruling.

INBA’s sister chamber, Greater Seattle Business Association, is leading the way for Northwest businesses to show their support for marriage equality in America. By signing an amicus brief, a supporting document providing additional information and perspectives for the court’s consideration, businesses can voice their support for same-sex marriage equality laws. The friend-of-the-court brief details some of the burdens faced by employers when their employees are not able to marry the spouse of their choice. Those burdens may include:

  • recruiting/retention challenges in jurisdictions that do not have marriage equality;
  • corporate administrative and financial burdens;
  • lack of certainty and business uniformity; and
  • requiring employers and HR departments to implement government-mandated regulations that undermine the corporate mission.

Join INBA and GSBA in voicing your support for marriage equality! Visible support from the Inland Northwest business community is crucial to the spread of equality and diversity in our region. By signing the amicus brief, you and your business are taking part in a historical step forward for civil rights in the United States.

Click here to sign now!
Click  to read more about the brief and sign: AmicusBrief

Hundreds of business signed similar briefs before the 2013 cases Windsor v. US and Hollingsworth v. Perry. It is expected that even more businesses will sign this brief to tell the Supreme Court that marriage equality is necessary for good business and for equality.

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