Oct 30, 2017

Amazon, Intel and Uber join brief urging Supreme Court to block LGBT discrimination

Angela Major / The Janesville Gazette via AP

A number of tech companies have joined Apple, PayPal, Lyft and Yelp in a corporate brief urging the Supreme Court to reject the notion that businesses can choose to discriminate against LGBT customers.

Amazon, Airbnb, Intel, Postmates, Salesforce, SurveyMonkey and Uber are among 37 companies that have signed on to a brief in support of a gay couple who were refused service by a Colorado baker.

Here's the full list of signatories:

  • Affirm
  • Airbnb
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Amazon.com
  • American Airlines
  • Apple
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade
  • Choice Hotels
  • Cisco;
  • Citigroup
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Glassdoor
  • Intel
  • John Hancock
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Linden Research
  • Lyft
  • Marriott International
  • MassMutual
  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
  • MongoDB
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • NIO U.S.
  • PayPal Holdings
  • Pfizer
  • Postmates
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Prudential
  • Replacements
  • Salesforce
  • SurveyMonkey
  • The Estee Lauder Companies
  • Uber Technologies
  • WeddingWire
  • Weebly
  • Witeck Communications
  • Yelp

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