EA has joined up with a number of other U.S. businesses in their fight against DOMA, also known as the Defense of Marriage Act, a piece of anti-gay federal legislation.
While the publishing giant hasn't been particularly popular lately, they're catching a bit of positive publicity with this latest move. Not that this comes as a surprise to most gamers, who are undoubtedly familiar with BioWare RPGs and their roster of gay and bisexual characters.
EA and other participating U.S. employers are signing an amicus brief against DOMA, and they're urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to declare at least portions of the act unconstitutional. On the official site, a statement reads:
DOMA presents a number of problems for businesses like EA, as it creates regulatory, tax, and discrimination complications for employers, and that's why we're standing against it. The underlying lawsuit impacts all employers no matter how big or small, and no matter the industry, and we encourage other business to join these efforts.
Last month, EA showed support for LGBT rights and participated in both the San Francisco and Seattle Pride Parades. The company also spoke out in defense of their own gay employees.