Thirty major corporations have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear AFER’s challenge of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. On the list: Amazon, CBS, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Intel, General Electric, Levi Strauss, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Staples, Target, and Viacom. In general, the brief argues that the nation’s uneven patchwork of marriage laws places an undue burden on corporations. An excerpt:
Hit the link for the full list of corporations.
Amici include technology, materials, financial services, pharmaceutical, apparel, and entertainment companies; hoteliers and restaurateurs, service providers, consultants, and designers. Amici all share a desire to attract and retain a talented workforce. We are located or operate in states across the country, some of which recognize marriages of those of our employees whose spouses are of the same sex, and others that prohibit marriages between same-sex couples and refuse to recognize existing same-sex marriages. This dual and continuously shifting regime uniquely burdens amici. This legal uncertainty exposes us, as employers, to unnecessary cost, risk, and administrative complexity. In addition, this irresolution hampers our efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce possible, placing us at a competitive disadvantage. Our success depends upon the welfare and morale of all employees, without distinction. The burden imposed by inconsistent state laws of having to administer complicated schemes to account for differential treatment of similarly situated employees creates unnecessary confusion, tension, and ultimately, diminished employee morale.
It’s unfortunate that shit only gets done when corporations speak…
Morning tea and toast with sounds from Landy. I forgot Landon Smith’s instagram name but he made this CD for me years before there were hashtags. Good medicine for the people ✨ (at Whale City)
The U.S. Army’s new laser canon can blast drones out of the sky, even in fog.
In simple terms, the laser makes an incredibly powerful, highly focused beam of light and aims it at a moving target. Light equals heat, and, after enough heat has been transferred, the target is compromised and crashes or blows up.
The dystopian future will have the coolest weaponry!
"This shit is taking life off my expectancy!"
Found camp @ 7500ft last night ✋!
Tomorrow we keep moving south towards LA tomorrow on the Havoline ProDS #EverydayDrivers project
Bitchin. Sleeping in comfort despite rocky ground.
sun club are p cool people and they have some rly good tracks so i think you should check them out
Saw them last week in Deep Ellum at Three Links. Have not stopped listening to their tracks. Would like to see the lyrics…