Several major corporations, including CBS, Google, and Starbucks, have filed legal briefs asking the federal government to recognize homosexual “marriage.”
The companies ask the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a 2010 lower-court ruling in which Judge Joseph L. Tauro struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The friend-of-the-court brief argues that DOMA forces businesses to discriminate against “gay” employees.
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action finds it unfortunate to see the firms “alienate a large percentage of their customer base” by choosing sides in a very polarized culture war, and he is especially disappointed to see CBS advocating for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act “when CBS purports to be an objective news agency.” But he decides the network’s part in the lawsuit “kind of reveals them and really underscores and supports what we all know — that in the mainstream media … liberal bias runs amok.”