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Hundreds of Big Companies Urge Supreme Court to Back Gay Marriage

Apple, BlackRock, General Electric, and many more — 379 in all, as of Wednesday night — ask the high court to strike down bans
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Large businesses from Main Street to Wall Street are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down laws banning same-sex marriage.

In a friend-of-the-court brief expected to be filed on Thursday, hundreds of banks and other corporations argue that states that still prohibit gay unions “hamper employer efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce possible in those states.”