Gap Inc. has signed on to the amicus brief that was filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to an internal Gap Web employee memo.
Gap Inc. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Wilma Wallace answered a few questions in the memo about why the company has chosen to take this step in support of same-sex marriage.
She states, “DOMA creates a distinction between our lawfully married employees that is inconsistent with our core values – inclusion and diversity. Although we are not a part of the court case.. we are signing on to a supporitng court brief challenging the law because removing barriers to equitable treatment is important to us.”
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