Businesses & Cities Supporting Marriage Equality

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The following business, professional associations, towns and cities, have all signed a brief to the Supreme Court asking for the Defense of Marriage Act to be declared unconstitutional

Businesses

A

Addis Creson
Adobe Systems Inc.
Aetna Inc.
Aggregate Supply
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Alaska Airlines
Alcoa Inc.
Alere Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
Apple Inc.
AppNexus Inc.
ARC Design
Artify, Inc.
Avanade Inc.
A|X Armani Exchange, LLC

B

Bain & Company, Inc.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
(BNY Mellon)
Bankers Trust Co.
Big Duck Studio, Inc.
Bigelow Villa LLC
Biogen Idec, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc.
Blu Homes, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
Borrego Solar Systems Inc.
Boston Community Capital, Inc.
The Boston Foundation
Boston Medical Center Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
The Bridgespan Group
Broadcom Corporation

C

Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Car Toys, Inc.
CBS Corporation
Central Physical Therapy and Fitness, Inc.
Chang Consulting
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citigroup Inc.
City Catering Company
City Lites Neon, Inc.
Clean Yield Asset Management
Commune Hotels & Resorts
Conlin Properties, Inc.
The Corcoran Group
Coupons.com Inc.
Crazy Misfits Pet Services
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

D

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
David Kosar Insurance Agency
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc.
Deutsche Bank AG
Diageo North America, Inc.
Distinguished Gay Men
DML Insurance Services, Inc.
Dry Creek Vineyard
DRY Soda Co.

E

Eastern Bank Corporation
eBay Inc.
Eldercare Consulting
Electronic Arts Inc.
EMC Corporation
EnduringHydro, LLC
Ernst & Young LLP
Exelon Corporation

F

Facebook, Inc.
Firefly Creative Co.
500 BC, Inc.
Flanery CPA
The Forward Motion Group, LLC
Full Court Press Communications

G

Gammelgården, LLC
Gardenworks Inc.
Geolo Capital, Inc.
Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc.
Go Factory, LLC
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Google Inc.
Greensulate
Grossman Marketing Group
Group Health Cooperative

H

Hafner Vineyard
Harrell Remodeling
Holdredge Wines
Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Horizon Air Industries, Inc.

I

ID Financial, LLC
Inspirato, LLC
Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.
Intel Corporation
Intuit Inc.
INUS Group, LLC
iStrategyLabs

J

Jackson Hole Group LLC
James D. Wood, DDS Family Dental Care
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
The Jim Henson Company
Johnson & Johnson
Jo-Lynn Otto Photography
JTracz Designs LLC

K

Kemp Goldberg Partners
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC
Kinzer Real Estate
Kollmar Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
Kotzan Chiropractic

L

Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecologic Oncology
Larson Marketing & Communications LLC
Levi Strauss & Co.
Liberty Mutual Group Inc.
Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC

M

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc.
Mars, Incorporated
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Mattson
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
McKinstry Co.
Microsoft Corporation
Moody’s Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Mosaic Financial Partners, Inc.
MultiPlan, Inc.

N

Neumann Capital Management, LLC
New York Life Insurance Company
NewZoom, Inc.
NIKE, Inc.

O

The Ogilvy Group, Inc.
The Olivia Companies, LLC
1 Source Consulting Solutions
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Oracle America, Inc.
Orbitz Worldwide

P

Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Paul’s Draperies, Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Pierson Labs
Planet Fitness
Precision Door Service
The PrintingWorks
Prior Construction
Pro-Tec Data, Inc.
ProTrials Research, Inc.
Puma Spring Vineyards

Q

Qualcomm Incorporated

R

Ray Holley Communications
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Regroup
Reproductive Science Center of New England,
P.C.
Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG)
Rising Tide Brewing Company
RLL Consulting & Advocacy, LLC
Rocket Science Associates
Rural Communications Service Corporation

S

salesforce.com, Inc.
Seabold International Services LLC
Seattle Hospitality Group LLC
The Seattle Lesbian, LLC
Shawmut Design and Construction
Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community
Sing Out Louise! Productions
Smith & Quinn LLC
Solutions Wealth Management, LLC
Sōw
Starbucks Corporation
State Street Corporation
Stone Way Eateries, LLC
Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
Stuffed Cakes, LLC
Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc.
Support.com
Sweet

T

Taber Food Services, Inc.
Thomson Reuters
Total Awareness Accounting Services
Total Home Improvement Inc.
Transparent Language, Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
206 Inc.

U

UBS AG
U.S. Balloon Co.
The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
Unigo LLC

V

VCB Consulting & Accounting Services
Velsch Unlimited LLC
Verity Credit Union
Viacom Inc.
VitalSource Staffing, LLC
Vulcan Inc.

W

W/S Development Associates LLC
Walt Disney Company
Wasserman Media Group
Windows Management Experts, Inc.
Witeck Communications, Inc.

X

Xerox Corporation

Z

Zynga Inc.

Law and professional firms

A.L. Nella & Company, LLP, CPAs
Axcel Law Partners LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Burns & Levinson LLP

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.
DLK Law Group, P.C.

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Farella Braun + Martel, LLP
Fenwick & West LLP

Goulston & Storrs, P.C.
Grippo & Elden LLC

Heath-Newton LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Integrity Law Group

Jennifer Brown Consulting
Jonathan L. Bowman, Attorney at Law, PS

Kazan, McClain, Satterley, Lyons, Greenwood &
Oberman, PLC
Keker & Van Nest LLP

Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
Law Office of Lisa E. Schuchman
The Law Office of Susan K. Fuller, PLLC
Law Offices of Cynthia F. Buhr PLLC
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Mona Smith PLLC

Nixon Peabody LLP

Peabody & Arnold LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Public Interest Law Group, PLLC

Ropes & Gray LLP
Russell & Olson, LLP

Salera Consulting
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Skellenger Bender, P.S.
Spectra Law PS

Valdez Noor Todd & Doyle LLP
Venable LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Professional, trade, and civic organizations

American Benefits Council
Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Greater San Diego Business Association
Greater Seattle Business Association
Long Beach Community Business Network
Massachusetts Teachers Association
The National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Portland Area Business Association
Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
StartOut

Cities, Counties & the US Conference of Mayors

The City of Baltimore, Maryland
The City of Bangor, Maine
The City of Boston, Massachusetts
The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
The City of Hartford, Connecticut
The City of Healdsburg, California
The City of Los Angeles, California
The City of New York, New York, and the Council
of the City of New York, New York
The City of Northampton, Massachusetts
The City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The City of Providence, Rhode Island
The City and County of San Francisco, California
The City of Santa Monica, California
The City of Seattle, Washington
The City of West Hollywood, California
The County of King, Washington
The County of Santa Clara, California
The United States Conference of Mayors

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About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. And now he's been nominated for LGBTI Journalist of the Year 2017, which is great news, as he hasn't won any of these things for years! If you want to nominate him too - the more the merrier - you can do it here http://www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au/public-nominations.html "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)