Apple and Google have expressed their support today for the U.S. Supreme Court’s high profile 5-4 vote to eliminate the part of DOMA that precluded certain federal benefits to same-sex couples.
In effect, the high court handed a victory to same-sex couples in two significant cases. Federal benefits, for example, will now be afforded to gay couples.
Same-sex marriages will also be recognized now in the state of California.
In response to the landmark decision, some of the biggest names in technology are stepping forward to praise the decision.
“Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue,” Apple admitted in a statement to AllThingsD. “We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today.”
Apple was previously among a coalition of major corporations that banded together in hopes of nudging the Supreme Court to rule the way it did today.
Although Google hasn’t issued a formal comment on the ruling it was hoping for, the search giant did drape is search box in supportive rainbow colors when relevant search terms like “gay” or “lesbian” were entered into the search field.