Starbucks, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and
Gap were among the companies cheering a Supreme Court ruling striking
down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
“We strongly support the Court's
affirmation today of marriage equality,” Goldman tweeted on
Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein added in a
tweet: “Today's decisions help define who we are as a people,
whether or not we are part of the group directly affected.”
The company also showed its support
with a rainbow flag outside of its Wall Street headquarters.
Citigroup noted in a statement that it
promotes a work environment where “diversity is embraced” and
“differences are valued and respected.”
A Starbucks company spokesman told CNN
that the company was pleased with the court's decision.
“Equality and inclusion are core
values of our company,” Starbucks spokesman Danny Cowan said. “We
always put our people first and will continue to advocate for
equality and inclusion.”
Other companies expressing support
included credit rating firm Moody's, retailer Gap, travel site
Orbitz, and clothier Kenneth Cole.
“Thrilled about today's #SCOTUS
ruling in favor of marriage equality, an issue we've been supporting
since 1995,” Kenneth Cole said on its Facebook page.
More than 70 companies, including
Starbucks and Goldman Sachs, joined in filing an amicus brief
with the Supreme court in opposition to DOMA.