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Apple joins coalition of U.S. corporations to support same-sex marriage

Apple has reportedly joined a group of high-power companies, including Apple, Morgan Stanley, Facebook and Intel, among others, are planning on making a case to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage.



The group, which Bloomberg says is made of "dozens of companies," will reportedly tell the nation's highest court that same-sex marriage bans in 41 states harm workplace morale and negatively impact employee recruitment operations.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to begin deliberation on California's passage of Proposition 8, a 2008 initiative that banned gay marriage in the state. Apple previously donated $100,000 to fight Prop 8 in October of 2008.

Apple will be joined by about 60 companies in its Prop 8 brief, including Abercrombie & Fitch Co., EBay Inc., Marsh & McLennan Cos., NCR Corp., Nike Inc., Oracle Corp., Office Depot Inc., Panasonic Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Sun Life Financial Inc., Xerox Corp. and Zynga Inc.

The court is slated to being hearings for two separate cases regarding the matter on March 26 and 27.